Sleep Study Lab
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (507) 825-6270.
43 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders constantly leaving them feeling tired. There is hope. Sleep disorders can be treated. At Pipestone County Medical Center, our medical professionals focus on helping patients to identify and overcome sleep disorders.
In a given night, a person with obstructive sleep apnea may stop breathing 20 to 60 or more times per hour. In addition to these events, people may experience: snoring, gasping or choking sensations, excessive daytime sleepiness or early morning headaches. When breathing stops during the night, the sleeper is awakened just enough to inhale and resume breathing, often without being aware of the sleep disruption. In fact, most people with sleep apnea may be unaware of the problem.
Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it is associated with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity and sexual dysfunction.
Through clinical study, we help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep. We also provide follow-up care to manage sleep disorders and help patients receive restful sleep and regain control of their lives.
A widely accepted treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is positive airway pressure therapy, which includes using a bedside device to deliver pressurized air through a small mask or nasal pillow system. The device is called a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure system – CPAP for short.
Regular use of CPAP therapy can dramatically improve the quality of rest, but it doesn’t always happen overnight. That is why we’ll be here each step of the way, guiding you through a phased approach to better sleep.
1 in 4 patients are at risk for sleep disorders, with 90 percent of those still unidentified. Speak with your health care provider about your sleep concerns.