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Sleep is essential to living a normal, productive life. Although an occasional sleepless night isn’t unusual, chronic sleep disorders can affect people of any age and can seriously interfere with the body’s necessary restorative cycles.

Sleep disorders can range from insomnia (not able to go to sleep or stay asleep) to narcolepsy (excessive and uncontrollable daytime sleepiness) to restless leg syndrome and more. Sleep apnea is a particularly dangerous disorder in which people stop and start breathing periodically during a single night’s sleep. This is also accompanies by loud snoring and a feeling of being tired, even when first waking up in the morning. If you, or a family member, are experiencing some kind of sleep disorder, don’t wait for it to resolve itself. Seeking help is the right path.

At Cottage Neurosciences, our team is committed to offering neurology and sleep medicine services for people of all ages. Led by Marc Katchen, MD, board-certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine, we will work with you to discover what might be the problem and then act on that with a treatment plan to help restore you to a better and more restful sleep life.

It’s possible that the treatment plan will be based on a sleep study. Sleep studies can be done at Galesburg Cottage Hospital’s Sleep Disorder Center or at home. The Sleep Center offers patients a comfortable home-like environment – like sleeping at a hotel. Before going to sleep, electrodes are placed to monitor brain, nerve and muscle activity. We also monitor breathing patterns and eye movement.

All tests are evaluated by Dr. Katchen to determine a plan of treatment. The cost of most treatments are covered by insurance plans, but you should check with your provider if you have any questions.

Contact us

For an appointment, call 309-342-7002. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30pm.
Learn more about our provider:
Katchen, Marc, M.D.

Sleep Disorder Warning Signs:

  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Depression or personality changes
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Heavy night sweats
  • High blood pressure
  • Holding your breath while asleep
  • Kicking or leg jerking at night
  • Leg pain or cramps at night
  • Morning headaches
  • Neck size greater than 17
  • Snoring
  • Struggling to stay awake during the day
  • Waking up coughing or gasping for air
  • Weight problems

Common Sleep Disorders:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Tips for getting a good night's rest:

  • Don't eat or drink heavily for three hours before bedtime
  • Don't smoke
  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule
  • Keep your bedroom cool and dark
  • Limit naps to 30 minutes or less
  • Stop drinking caffeine by early afternoon
  • Wind down prior to sleep