- Does your spouse complain that you snore?
- Do you wake up tired?
- Do you fall asleep during the day?
- Do you wake up with headaches?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Winona Health Sleep Lab is available to help you…
- Diagnose and manage your sleep disorder
- Attain referral and follow-up with your physician
- Remain close to home for your sleep study
Sleep studies are conducted right here at Winona Health in our sleep lab on the hospital second floor. A certified polysomonographer with SleepMed administers and monitors the tests while patients sleep. Winona Health’s sleep lab rooms are typically used three times each week and serve around 300 patients each year.
Patients who visit the sleep lab must be referred by a healthcare provider who possess general knowledge of sleep disorders. After receiving a referral, arrangements are made for the patient to come into the sleep lab for one night. During sleep testing, monitors electronically capture data.
The data is read by a physician who is certified in sleep studies. Test results are typically received in less than one week.
The diagnoses are entered into Winona Health’s electronic medical record, where they can be accessed by Winona Health providers. The patient’s local provider prescribes proper treatment based on the results.
The most commonly diagnosed sleep disorder is sleep apnea. With this diagnosis, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is usually recommended. When CPAP therapy is recommended, you will be assigned a Sleep Advisor free of charge at Winona Health. The Sleep Advisor, will take care of all your needs to ensure a smooth transition into CPAP therapy.
Some complimentary services that your Sleep Advisor will provide will include:
- Sleep Apnea education and overview
- CPAP device instruction and education
- Ensure most comfortable CPAP mask/pillow fitting
- Guide you through the Reimbursement Process
- Help you obtain all necessary equipment
- Available for follow up to ensure successful therapy
Both the test and the needed equipment or medications to treat sleep disorders are reimbursable services by Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies.
Poor sleep can equate to poor physical, mental and emotional health. Help is available at Winona Health. No one should have frequent problems getting a good night’s sleep; find out if a night at the sleep lab is an option for you.
The Winona Health Sleep Lab can help diagnose your sleep problems.
For more information:
855 Mankato Avenue
Winona, MN 55987
7 p.m.-7 a.m. daily