Do you find yourself spending more time in bed, but sleeping less?  What seems so simple is often times much more complex than what most people realize and it’s not the length of time spent in bed that counts …. It’s the quality of sleep that’s important.

Sleep is often times a barometer of your overall health.  In many cases, people in good health tend to sleep well, whereas repeated sleeping problems may indicate an underlying medical or mental health problem, be it minor or serious.  Sleeping well is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being.  Unfortunately, even minimal sleep loss can take a toll on your mood, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle stress.  Ignoring sleep problems and disorders can lead to poor health, accidents, impaired job performance, and relationship stress.  If you want to feel your best, stay healthy, and perform up to your potential, sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.

The RiverView Health Sleep Center is a full service facility offering an experienced and systemic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-wake disorders that affects millions of Americans every day.

Our board-registered polysomnographic technologists not only perform sleep studies, but also MSLT’s (multiple sleep latency test) and MWT’s (maintenance of wakefulness test).

With sleep studies being the most common test, we can diagnose sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome,  just to name a few. An MSLT (multiple sleep latency test) is done when there is a suspicion of narcolepsy.  And an MWT (maintenance of wakefulness test) is usually performed on airline pilots, heavy equipment operators and truck drivers, who may be a hazard to others if they are unable to remain awake while on the job.

Do you snore? Have you been told that you stop breathing in your sleep? Are you tired day after day?

We’re tired of being one of RiverView’s best kept secrets and if you’re tired too … it’s time for us to meet.  Let RiverView help you find a diagnosis and a treatment. We want to help and we are conveniently located on the main floor in the Rehab Department. For more information, please call 218-281-9463.

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Take the EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE and show this to your Doctor

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

SITUATION                                               CHANCE OF DOZING
1. Sitting and reading                                    ____________________
2. Watching t.v.                                            ____________________
3. Sitting inactive in a public place   
(meeting, mall, theater, etc.)                          ____________________
4. As a passenger in a car for an hour
With no break                                              ____________________
5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon
When circumstances allow                            ____________________
6. Sitting and talking to someone                   ____________________
7. Sitting quietly after lunch                            ____________________
8. In a car, while stopped in traffic
For a few minutes                                         ____________________
   TOTAL SCORE                                       ____________________