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Sleep Diagnostics Center

If you have trouble falling asleep, staying awake or sleeping through the night, you are not alone. Your body needs adequate sleep in order to function, remain alert and stay healthy. The state-of-the art Sleep Diagnostics Center at Alton Memorial Hospital is here to help you get a good night’s sleep again. Our sleep lab is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

To ensure your comfort, each private room has a select comfort sleep number bed, flat screen television and private bathroom located in the room. If needed, a private room is available for a caregiver with prior notice.

If you are experiencing breathing problems, such as sleep apnea our Center offers CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, as a treatment. CPAP uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open using a CPAP machine. Our registered sleep technologists are on hand to study your sleep patterns under the guidance of certified sleep specialists Puja Gurung, MD, and Ajitesh Rai, MD.

How Sleepy Are You? Should You Be Concerned?

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
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


 Chance of Dozing or Sleeping

Rate from 0-3

Sitting and Reading         
Watching TV          
Sitting inactive in a public place          
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more          
Lying down in the afternoon          
Sitting and talking to someone          
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)          
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving          
Total score (add the scores up)
(This is you Epworth score)

Your Quiz Results

  • 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. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.


 Stop Bang Quiz

Rate from 0-3

Do you snore loudly?         
Do you feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the day?          
Has someone observed you stop breathing in your sleep?          
Have you ever been treated for high blood pressure?          
Is your BMI over 35?          
Are you over the age 50?          
Is your neck greater than 16 inches?          
Are you a male?          

Your Quiz Results

*If you answered yes to 3 or more questions you are considered high risk for sleep apnea. Please reach out to your primary physician or one of our sleep specialists to inquire further information for more testing.

Hours and location:

The Sleep Diagnostics Center is located on the first floor of the Smith Wing Annex. To find the Center, park in the rear of the hospital and enter through the Smith entrance (see campus map and floor map). Once entering the hospital, the Center is straight ahead.

The Center is open for testing at convenient times during the week and can accommodate patient schedules including night shift workers.

For more information on our Sleep Center services, call us at 618.463.7545 or email us.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 618.463.7220 or 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002

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