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Allina Health Sleep Centers

  • Sleep specialists at Allina Health Sleep Centers have the expertise and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

    Services at Allina Health Sleep Center locations include:

    • testing, diagnosis and treatment
    • exceptional clinical staff trained to find solutions that fit your lifestyle
    • comfortable, hotel quality environment for sleep testing
    • appointments scheduled within two weeks

    Three steps to better sleep

    We follow a simple, three-step process to diagnose and treat sleep problems.

    1. Evaluation

    You'll meet with a provider who will evaluate your current physical health and talk with you about your trouble sleeping. This helps us get a better idea of what may be disturbing your sleep. Depending upon the diagnosis, your doctor may refer you into our Insomnia and Sleep Medicine Program, or your doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study, or a polysomnography.

    2. Overnight sleep study

    There are two kinds of sleep studies. There is the traditional sleep study (called a polysomnogram) and the newer Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT).  

    • Home Sleep Apnea Tests are done just to evaluate patients for the possible diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a test done in the comfort of your own home and involves a limited amount of equipment. It is usually much more comfortable and convenient than a traditional sleep study.
    • If your doctor refers you to a traditional sleep study/polysomnogram, relax. We'll do everything we can to make you comfortable.
      • Allina Health Sleep Centers have private bedrooms that are similar to hotel rooms. Most sleep tests are done during the night. 
      • A sleep study specialist will place electrodes on your chin, scalp, and the outer edge of your eyelids, which must remain in place while you sleep. These electrodes will measure the time it takes you to fall asleep, as well as the time it takes you to enter rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. 
      • Heart rate and breathing monitors will be attached to your chest. A specially trained researcher will note any changes in your breathing or heart rate.

    3. Diagnosis and treatment

    After your doctor has had an opportunity to evaluate the results of your sleep study, we'll meet with you to discuss the results and treatment options.