The Sleep Center
Restful, restorative and vital to wellness, a good night’s sleep is critical to maintaining good health. However, insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders often go undiagnosed—and can lead to even more serious health problems. If you are one of the 43 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, there is hope. Our Sleep Center has done over 4,500 studies in the past 15 years. Our medical professionals are here to help patients identify and overcome sleep disorders.
What to expect with a sleep study
In a typical sleep study we are merely monitoring your sleeping patterns while you sleep in our comfortable facilities. Sleep studies are a painless process; sensors are used to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, brain activity, eye movement, the amount of oxygen in your blood, breath and chest movements. The sensors are connected to your body with sticky patches and an elastic belt across your mid-section - completely pain-free and non-disruptive. If necessary, your treatment will begin as soon as the same night of your test.
How to Prepare
To ensure a quality study, please:
- Eat dinner before you arrive. Dinner is not provided.
- Do not eat or drink anything that contains caffeine after 2 p.m. the day of the test.
- Do not drink alcohol or take stimulants or sedatives the day of the test.
- Avoid naps the day of the test.
- Bathe and shampoo your hair before coming in for your appointment.
- Shave as usual. Beards and mustaches must be clean and dry.
- Contact your insurance company if you have questions regarding coverage for your sleep study and/or CPAP equipment.
What to Bring
- Your completed questionnaire, sleep diary or forms you were asked to complete.
- Current insurance card(s) and a picture ID.
- Your CPAP mask, if you currently use CPAP.
- Loose-fitting, comfortable, bedtime clothing. Sleepwear is required. If desired, bring a special pillow or blanket.
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). This includes anything you may need to get ready for bed and the following morning.
- Medications normally taken before bed and the following morning, including aspirin, sleep aids, antacids, insulin, etc. Medications are not available at the Sleep Center.
- A leisure activity to unwind before bedtime (book, magazine, knitting, crossword puzzles). Wi-fi and television are available in your room.
Because we care about your health, there is no use of tobacco throughout the building and grounds. This includes e-cigarettes. Contact your provider with any concerns. If necessary, your provider may be able to prescribe a nicotine patch for you.
Call 320-762-6006 for more information or to schedule an appointment.