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  • Sleep Center photo tour

    This tour includes how to get to the Sleep Center on the first floor, as well as a glimpse into what is involved and what the sleeping rooms look like.

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    Welcome to Owatonna Hospital and our Sleep Center. When you're ready to come to the Owatonna Hospital for your sleep study, you will enter through the Emergency Entrance. When you enter through the Emergency Entrance, you will need to stop at the Emergency Department Registration and Reception Desk, which is to your left. Here they will register you and escort you back to the Sleep Center area on the first floor. You will be greeted by a registered Sleep Center technician and escorted to one of two sleep rooms. The registered technician will explain how to prepare for the sleep study and your overnight stay. Before preparing for sleep, the registered technician will demonstrate and explain how you may be fitted for a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask if one is required during the sleep study. Once you've changed into your sleeping attire, the registered Sleep Center technician will begin the process of attaching the electrical leads that will monitor your sleep patterns. A total of 23 leads will be attached to the upper body. Once you've fallen asleep, the registered Sleep Center technician will privately monitor your sleep patterns in an adjacent room over the next several hours. The technician will monitor your brain waves, eye movements, air flow, snoring, breathing effort, leg movements, heart rate and oxygen levels. If the registered technician sees that you meet the criteria for a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, you will be woken up and fitted with a CPAP mask. Once you've fallen back to sleep, the technician will monitor your sleep patterns and make adjustments if needed. If you do not meet the criteria, you will sleep through the night. In the morning, you will be woken up by the registered sleep technician and be informed of the next steps for preliminary results. Each sleep room features its own private bathroom, with toilet, sink and shower.

  • For more information

    Call 507-977-2190

    You will need a physician referral to make an appointment with the Sleep Center. 

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