The National Institutes of Health estimate there are more than 70 different sleep-related disorders. Some are simply a nuisance. Others deprive people of energy, judgment and concentration.
At HealthEast Sleep Care, we monitor, diagnose and suggest treatment for a variety of sleep disorders to help patients improve their health and quality of life. We are accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Are you suffering from a sleep disorder?
If you're not sure, take our Sleep Quiz to help determine if you are at risk and need further evaluation.
Patients are generally referred to Sleep Care by their primary doctor.
Sleep Care locations
We've have been helping patients find more restful sleep since 1981, when a sleep center opened at St. Joseph's Hospital. Today, HealthEast Sleep Care is available at these locations:
Eagan Place Professional Building
1215 Town Center Drive
Eagan, MN 55123
Kennard Professional Building
3100 Kennard Street, Suite 200
Maplewood, MN 55109
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A sleep study is a test that measures bodily functions during sleep. Diagnosing a sleep disorder requires you to be monitored during sleep. This happens throughout a single 8-hour nighttime period in a private room.
Find out how to prepare for a sleep study.
Diagnosis and treatment
Your sleep test will be analyzed by a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders and a sleep disorders technologist. You'll receive the test results in the morning or during a follow-up visit with your doctor. Treatment options might include:
- Weight loss
- Mechanical devices to keep you from sleeping on your back
- Dental devices
- Lifestyle changes
HealthEast Sleep Care is led by a medical director and experienced polysomnography technicians. In addition, a team of specialists, including neurologists and psychologists, participates in the diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions.
A sampling of sleep disorders
- Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops for a period of time, ranging from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. When it becomes severe it can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
- Hypersomnia is an excessive need for sleep, either continuous or intermittent, usually more than 12 hours a night.
- Narcolepsy, a form of hypersomnia, refers to uncontrollable attacks of daytime sleep, often resulting in hallucinations, muscle weakness or body collapse.
- Insomnia can manifest itself as difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking during the night, or an inability to fall asleep again after waking.
- Night terrors cause an individual to wake suddenly, sit up, open his/her eyes, scream, moan or cry. Night terrors can last as long as a half hour, after which a person returns to sleep. Unlike nightmares, which are often remembered the next morning, night terrors usually are not.