Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic
St. Paul, MN 55102
- Mon—Fri 8 a.m.—5 p.m.
- Sat—Sun Closed
Services at this location are provided by United Hospital.
About this location
If health issues, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other disorders are keeping you from a good night’s sleep, the experts at Allina Health Sleep Centers can help.
Services at Allina Health Sleep Center locations include:
- testing, diagnosis and treatment
- exceptional clinical staff trained to find solutions that fit your lifestyle
- comfortable, hotel quality environment for sleep testing
- appointments scheduled within two weeks
Three steps to better sleep
You'll meet with a provider who will evaluate your current physical health and talk with you about your trouble sleeping. This helps us get a better idea of what may be disturbing your sleep. Depending upon the diagnosis, your doctor may refer you into our Insomnia and Sleep Medicine Program, or your doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study, or a polysomnography.
2. Overnight sleep study
There are two kinds of sleep studies. There is the traditional sleep study (called a polysomnogram) and the newer home sleep apnea test (HSAT).
- HSATs are done just to evaluate patients for the possible diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. It is a test done in the comfort of your own home and involves a limited amount of equipment. It is usually much more comfortable and convenient than a traditional sleep study.
- If your doctor refers you to a traditional sleep study/polysomnogram, relax. We'll do everything we can to make you comfortable.
- Allina Health Sleep Centers have private bedrooms that are similar to hotel rooms. Most sleep tests are done during the night.
- A sleep study specialist will place electrodes on your chin, scalp, and the outer edge of your eyelids, which must remain in place while you sleep. These electrodes will measure the time it takes you to fall asleep, as well as the time it takes you to enter rapid eye movement sleep.
- Heart rate and breathing monitors will be attached to your chest. A specially trained researcher will note any changes in your breathing or heart rate.
3. Diagnosis and treatment
After your doctor has had an opportunity to evaluate the results of your sleep study, we'll meet with you to discuss the results and treatment options.