Sleep Health Center
Sleep health experts in the St. Croix Valley
While you sleep, your body is performing essential biological work to keep you healthy. It repairs cells, stores information, bolsters your immune system, removes toxins, and more. In fact, sleep is so important that we spend about one third of our lives doing it.
At the Lakeview Hospital Sleep Health Center, we recognize that sleep is critical for both your physical and mental health. Whether you’re experiencing problems while you sleep, or you’re having trouble falling asleep in the first place, our experts can help.
Through advanced testing, sleep studies and the latest treatments, we’ll get to the bottom of your sleep issues and create a personalized treatment plan to help you get your quality of
What we treat
Our experienced staff is trained to help with almost any kind of adult sleep problem, including:
- Leg cramping
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep problems related to shift work
- Teeth grinding
We provide comprehensive care for sleep conditions. From initial testing and sleep studies to the latest therapies and equipment, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.
First, a sleep specialist at our Stillwater Medical Group clinic will talk with you to evaluate your symptoms and health history. Next, we may recommend specific tests or a sleep study at our Sleep Health Center to determine the cause of your symptoms. We’ll help you understand your results, and together we’ll create a customized treatment plan to help improve or manage your condition.
Treatment options may include home equipment, such as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) equipment, medication, counseling, or lifestyle and behavioral therapy. HealthPartners Durable Medical Equipment offers maintenance of sleep apnea equipment by appointment at the Stillwater Medical Group clinic.
Our care team
Our sleep health experts are trained to test, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Our experienced team includes certified sleep physicians, pulmonologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, registered sleep technologists, respiratory therapists and home equipment providers.
Our team uses a variety of sophisticated (and painless) tools to evaluate your sleep, including:
- Sleep studies – During a sleep study, you’ll stay overnight and sleep in a private, comfortable room complete with TV, private bathroom, internet access and room-darkening window treatments.
We'll monitor your sleep from another room using polysomnogram (PSG) technology, which records your brain activity and physical movement during various states of sleep and wakefulness. This gives us essential data for evaluating sleep and sleep-related complications.
A PSG can monitor extended electroencephalography (EEG) brain waves, oxygen levels, airflow, and abdominal and chest wall movements. During this test, you may be fitted with a special breathing mask or equipment to help improve your sleep condition.
*Please note: Before you can get approved for a sleep study, you’ll need a consultation appointment with a sleep specialist. Ask your
primary care doctorfor more information and they can connect you with the right specialist.
- Multiple sleep latency tests – These tests measure how long it takes to fall asleep, and monitor your sleep patterns through a series of naps. This requires an overnight stay, followed by a series of naps throughout the next day.
- Maintenance of wakefulness tests – For these tests, you are instructed to remain awake and sit quietly for a period of time to assess your ability to stay awake.
- Home sleep testing – Home sleep testing is done in the comfort of your own home and provides some of the same measurements as an in-lab sleep study. Beforehand you’ll have an appointment at the Sleep Health Center to get instructions from the technologist and pick up your equipment. Then you’ll sleep in the comfort of your own bed, and return the equipment to the Sleep Health Center the following day.
Symptoms of sleep disorders
How do you know when it’s time to talk to a doctor about sleep problems? Everyone experiences restless nights from time to time, but if you have one or more of these common sleep disorder symptoms for more than three weeks, you may want to consider visiting a doctor:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep (insomnia)
- Difficulty focusing
- Nightmares or night terrors
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep paralysis
- Irresistible urge to move while sleeping
- Irritability, depression or anxiety related to lack of sleep
- Unusual breathing while sleeping
- Waking up by choking or gasping