SHELBYVILLE – The sleep medicine program at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic testing and connections to sophisticated treatment options for people struggling with a wide variety of sleep problems.

The most common problems associated with sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. Sleep disorders, when left undiagnosed and untreated, can lead to several chronic diseases.

Increasingly, prolonged disturbance in sleep has been identified as contributing to illness and even premature death. Insufficient sleep has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, among other diagnoses.

A sleep study can help you and your health care provider determine what is at the root of your sleep problems.

“Good Shepherd provides flexible scheduling of sleep testing for those that may have a different sleep schedule then most,” says Jill Wells, director of cardiopulmonary. “The rooms are set up to feel like home, providing a better night’s sleep and more accurate results.”

A sleep study does require a physician’s order. Talk to your physician today if you are experiencing some of the issues listed above.

For more information go to: www.hshsgoodshepherd.org/Medical-Services/Sleep-Studies or contact cardiopulmonary services at 217-774-3961.

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