Sleep Health Center
- Snoring/obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Teeth grinding
What to Expect During Your Sleep Test
Your sleep test will be conducted by a sleep technologist. The technologist, who will be in a separate room from you during the testing, will show you the equipment and explain the procedure. The specialized equipment is used to track many body functions, including brain wave activity, breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen concentration, leg and chin muscle activity, eye movement, snoring and body position. Recording sensors are placed on the skin surface to record this activity. You may have to wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which is a mask that fits around your nose or nose and mouth. You may be referred to a Sleep Specialist. For more information, check out our Pulmonary Sleep Center.
What to Expect After the Sleep Test
After the sleep study, our physician sleep specialists will analyze and interpret the large amount of data recorded during the study. Our specialists will then share with your doctor the results of the interpretation and treatment recommendations if a sleep disorder is diagnosed. This may take approximately one week. You will then have a follow-up visit with your physician to discuss the results.
Treatment for Sleep Disorders
Your physician will coordinate proper treatment and education to help manage your diagnosis. Treatments vary depending on the specific disorder, but here are a few common examples:
- For sleep apnea, treatment options can include a recommendation for weight loss, usage of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask (a mask worn at night connected to a CPAP machine), surgery, medication, or dental appliances. The most common treatment method is using a CPAP mask.
- Home sleep studies are also being offered now at Hudson Hospital. A home sleep study is a simplified version of an attended sleep study done in our center, which primarily focuses on nocturnal breathing. Home sleep studies are only used to diagnose, or rule-out, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- No matter the treatment, Hudson Hospital & Clinic will provide you with convenient, compassionate support to help you manage your treatment and recovery.
For more information and appointments, please contact the HealthPartners Sleep Health Center at 651-254-8150 (option 2).