Sleep Disorder Center

Do you snore? Has anyone ever said that you stop breathing during your sleep? Do you feel tired when you’re physically inactive? These are all questions we need to ask ourselves when looking into sleep testing.


People with certain sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea will exhibit all of these symptoms and more on a daily basis. This is true with adults as well as children. Problems with sleep are definitely not simply an affliction of the elderly. Good sleep, just like good health has no age limits.


At Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, we provide a service that helps people get the restorative sleep they need.


Our highly-trained, registered sleep staff performs Sleep Studies (also called Polysomnograms) that evaluate the following:


  • EEG for brain activity
  • EKG for heart rhythms
  • Oxygen levels in the blood
  • Respirations
  • EMG for muscle movements during sleep.


These tests are generally done during the night, but can also be performed during the day to accommodate shift workers. Adult patients are welcome.


We can also perform MSLT’s (Multiple Sleep Latency Testing) for evaluation of Narcolepsy and the MWT (Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing) a procedure required by many commercial carriers today for truck drivers, pilots, and bus drivers.


All sleep studies are interpreted by a board certified diplomat of sleep medicine who is available for patient follow-up in our Outpatient clinic.


Please feel free to call us at (217) 784-2363 for any questions you may have. We look forward to working with you and your patients.



Michele Carey, AAS, RPSGT
Sleep Lab Coordinator


How well do you sleep? The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist.

0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

How likely are you to fall asleep in the following situations?
Sitting and reading:
Watching TV:
Sitting inactive in a public place:
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break:
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit:
Sitting and talking to someone:
Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol:
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic:
Total: 0


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