Your Office Visit Specializing in
You should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to
your scheduled appointment time to allow for Sleep Disorders
vehicle parking and check-in procedures.
Your time is important to me, therefore I sug-
gest you call prior to leaving for your appoint-
ment in order to verify that we are running on
schedule. Occasional delays are unavoidable
and calling in can help you avoid having to
wait longer than necessary. CGH Sleep Center
100 E. LeFevre Road
Before taking a seat, please announce your Sterling, IL 61081
presence at the reception desk. Educational (815) 625-0400 ext. 5687
materials are located in the waiting area for
your convenience and information. Please
feel free to take and read copies of these
patient education brochures.
As you prepare to leave the office, please
notify the receptionist if you need another
appointment. An appointment card will be Sleep Well Tonight
for a Better Tomorrow!
given to you. In addition, you will receive an
appointment reminder phone call from our
automated call system the day before your For a list of sleep tips, visit
next appoitment. www.cghmc.com or call:
Your trust is important to me. Thank you for
allowing me to serve your health care needs.
David R. Bruce,
Because your health D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S., C.P.E.
is our concern Specializing in Sleep Disorders
Sterling Rock Falls Clinic
Sleep Medicine Clinic Diplomat of the American
101 East Miller Road,
Board of Sleep Medicine
The Sterling Rock Falls Clinic Sterling, Illinois 61081
Sleep Medicine A Tradition of Excellence in the Sauk Valley
101 E. Miller Road, Sterling Illinois, 61081 (815) 625-4790 or (800) 625-4790 Sterling Rock Falls Clinic
(815) 625-4790 or (800) 625-4790 Ext. 3301 A Tradition of Excellence in the Sauk Valley
Sleep Well Tonight...for a Better Tomorrow!
Did You Know... Sleep Medicine... You May Have Sleep Apnea...
Six Key Messages About Sleep Diagnosis and Treatment If You Have These Symptoms
• Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Sleep Medicine consists of the diagnosis and • Sleepiness during the day
• You are how you sleep. Your nighttime sleep treatment of sleep disorders. As a Board
Certified Sleep specialist, Dr. David Bruce is
• Unexplained fatigue
affects your daily life; don’t cheat on sleep.
highly qualified to help you through any sleep • Unexplained headaches
• Sleep is essential for good health, safety and difficulties you may be experiencing. He is • Loud snoring
optimum performance; lack of sleep affects your trained to recognize, test, diagnose, and treat
mood and behavior, and contributes to poor multiple sleep disorders. • Pauses in breathing during sleep
performance. • Being awakened by your sleep
Treating your sleep disorder is generally divided
• Be good to yourself and make time for sleep! into three phases.
partner who is concerned that
Remember - sleep is a health choice and is as you are not breathing
important as exercise and nutrition for a healthy life.
• Make sufficient sleep a family priority; a
Phase One: Evaluation
Phase one is the initial evaluation which
• Waking up in the night with
good night’s sleep should be a regular part of a “choking sensation”
includes recording and evaluating your history
everyone’s daily schedule. and conducting a physical examination,
The Greek word “apnea” literally means
followed by any appropriate diagnostic imaging,
• Learn to recognize sleep problems. Problems
x-rays or scans, and sleep labortory testing, if
“without breath”. Sleep apnea is very
sleeping or daytime sleepiness can signal a sleep common, affecting more than twelve million
disorder that is usually treatable. Talk to your doctor. needed.
Americans, and if left untreated, may cause
serious health problems including high blood
Phase Two: Treatment
Sleep is... Armed with data gleaned from the evaluation
pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke,
memory problems, weight gain, and headaches.
For Rejuvenation phase, the second phase consists of treatment.
Sleep is supposed to be a rejuvenating experi- A personal treatment plan is designed for your If you suspect
ence. But this isn’t so if you have insomnia, maximum recovery to restful and rejuvenating that you or
limb movement disorder, or have sleep apnea, a sleep. Depending on your sleep disorder someone you
condition that causes you to stop breathing over and it's severity, treatment may include know suffers
and over during sleep and leaves you sleepy the medical, behavioral, mechanical or surgical/ from sleep
next day. Getting the right quantity and quality dental referral means. apnea, call
of sleep contributes to your well being. Dr. Bruce at the
Phase Three: Follow-Up Care Sterling Rock
The majority of people with sleep disorders don’t Regular follow-up care is offered to ensure Falls Clinic
even realize they have them. If you have apnea, continued success and continuity in the care today for more
you may have been told that you snore loudly of your sleep disorder. Changes in your sleep information.
and gasp for air when sleeping. Ask Dr. Bruce condition can be monitored, ensuring timely (815) 622-1209
about the risks of living with a sleep disorder. and appropriate intervention if needed.
For the “Rest”
of Your Life
~ CGH Sleep Center ~
Do you have a Sleep Disorder?
Take this quick assessment to find out!
• Do you or anyone in your family have a sleep
disorder? Yes No
If so, who and what type? ________________________________
• Do you snore or have you been told that you stop
breathing while asleep? Yes No
* This is certainly a hallmark of sleep disordered breathing.
• Do you suffer from excessive daytime
drowsiness? Yes No
* This can accompany any sleep disorder where there is changes
in the quantity or quality of regular sleep.
• Do you have trouble initiating or maintaining
sleep? Yes No
* This is often seen in forms of insomnia and certainly can be
brought on by many medical conditions.
• Are you a very restless sleeper or do you move
your arms or legs or have excessive movement
while asleep? Yes No
* This can uncover periodic limb movement disorder of sleep and
may also reveal night seizures or other disorders.
If you answered any of the above questions with a
Yes, you may be at risk for a sleep disorder.
Please contact the CGH Sleep Clinic at SRFC
(815-625-4790 ext. 3301) for further evaluation.
Common Sleep Problems and Disorders
Sleep problems/disorders often mean interrupted and/or
insufficient sleep. By better understanding sleep and
recognizing the signs of sleep disorders, individuals can
vastly improve their sleep, overall health and quality of life.
Here are the five most common sleep disorders:
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. It is also
used to describe the condition of waking up not feeling restored
or refreshed. Symptoms can be either acute (lasting one to
several nights), or chronic (>1 month).
Common Sleep Problems and Disorders
Snoring is a common problem among all ages and both
genders. It affects approximately 90 million American adults.
Snoring is caused by tissue vibration in a partially obstructed
airway that can result in abnormal breathing and sleep
A disorder, and potentially life threatening condition in which
breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep.
Symptoms include loud snoring, pauses in breathing, gasps for
breath during sleep and daytime sleepiness.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
A neurological movement disorder that is characterized by an
unpleasant sensation and/or nervousness in the legs and an
urge to move during inactivity and sleep. Symptoms are
temporarily relieved by movement or pressure.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
A disorder that affects the limbs, and affects a person’s ability
to sleep at night and function normally during the day. The
movements of PLMD occur most often when a person is asleep
and are involuntary.
A Sleep Study or “Polysomnogram”
is important to assure proper
diagnosis of sleep disorders.
The Sleep Center at CGH Medical Center is a fully
accredited state-of-the-art facility. It is comfortably
decorated with a full-size bed and TV, plus snacks are
available upon request. Behind the scenes of your
comfortable environment is a well-trained staff and very
Patients of the Sleep Center usually arrive at the
hospital at 8:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. (Daytime studies are
also available.) A minimum of six hours of recording
time is required. While you’re at the sleep center, a
polysomnogram will be done. It’s a simple (and painless)
procedure that will measure your brain waves, EKG,
heartbeats, eye movements and muscle tension, along
with leg movements, airflow respiratory breathing, chest
and abdominal effort and blood oxygen levels. Audio
and visual monitoring is also used to determine
movement, position changes and snoring.
CGH Medical Center ~ Sleep Center
100 E. LeFevre Road Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-0400 ext. 5687
David Bruce, DDS, MD, FACS, CPE
Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine