Millions of people have sleep disorders and don’t know it, or don’t know there is help available. If you do not feel refreshed in the morning, visit with your health care provider. If you have one of the following symptoms, you may have a sleep disorder:
- Reduced attention concentration
- Workplace mishaps or car accidents
- Trouble doing work or other daily tasks
If left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to heart attack, stroke, car accidents and problems at home and work.
Discuss your sleeping behavior with your doctor. It may be helpful if you bring your sleeping partner with you to describe your snoring and sleep behavior. If other problems are ruled out, your doctor may refer you to Winneshiek Medical Center’s Sleep Lab. There you will spend a night while a technologist monitors your sleep behavior to determine if you have a sleep disorder.
Our services are provided by Mayo Clinic sleep technologists who will come to Winneshiek Medical Center to perform your study.
Better sleep CAN change the REST of your life
Imagine waking and gasping for air, then catching your breath and falling back into restless slumber — for a minute or two, until it happens again. And again. And again, up to 50 times a night. That's what sleeping was like for local on-air personality, Les Askelson, until a sleep study at Winneshiek Medical Center and a CPAP machine changed the rest of his life.Better sleep CAN change the REST of your life