Sound and restful sleep is essential to our health and well-being.
But for millions of Americans, sleep is regularly interrupted or insufficient. Over time, untreated sleep disorders may lead to serious health problems. Using the latest technology and proven treatment options, Hutchinson Sleep Center offers a comfortable and effective program for treating sleep disorders.
The Hutchinson Sleep Center is directed by Dr. Snigha Sagar, a board-certified Sleep Medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Sleep studies are private, painless and happen while you sleep.
You’ll have a comfortable, private bedroom with a queen-sized bed, private bath, personal phone and television. You may bring toiletries, any medications you usually take and loose, comfortable clothes to sleep in. Feel free to bring anything that helps you sleep better, such as a favorite pillow.
While you sleep, sensors will monitor your breathing patterns, heart rate, oxygen levels, muscle activity and other functions. The procedure is painless and allows for free movement in bed during the night. You’ll be ready to leave for work or home after the test.
Do you have a sleep disorder?
Eighteen to 20 million Americans have sleep disorders, affecting their brain functioning, emotional well-being, quality of life, even safety.
- Have you been told that you snore loudly?
- Do you stop breathing, gasp or snort while you sleep?
- Are you drowsy while driving, reading or watching TV?
- Do you have difficulty falling asleep?
- Do you wake up un-refreshed?
- Do you feel sleepy during the day?
- Do you have uncomfortable feelings in your legs while sitting or lying down?
- Do thoughts racing through your head keep you from sleeping?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of the above statements, you may have a sleep disorder.
The Importance of Sleep
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- Hit the sack and get up around the same time each day.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco before bedtime.
- Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and cool.
- Enjoy a warm bath, a good book, a calming prayer or other bedtime ritual.
- Keep out TVs, computers, laundry baskets and other distractions.
- Nap early or not at all.
- Sleep on your side.
- Eat lightly in the evening.
- Jot down your worries instead of taking them to bed with you.