A good night's sleep is necessary for good health and optimal body function. Unfortunately, a good night's sleep isn't always easy to come by. One out of three Americans has a sleep disorder—but 95 percent of them still remain undiagnosed and untreated.
The St. Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center provides comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment to people with a variety of sleep disorders. We can diagnose specific conditions that may play a role in your sleep patterns. Some of the conditions commonly diagnosed include:
Central sleep apnea/Cheyne-Strokes respiration
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
Complex sleep disorders
Bruxism (grinding of the teeth)
Obstructive sleep apnea
Parasomnias (such as sleepwalking)
Restless legs syndrome
St. Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center
If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, your doctor may refer you to the St. Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center for an evaluation and sleep study (also called a polysomnogram). A sleep study is a specialized test that records your body movements, brain waves, blood oxygen levels, breathing patterns, muscle tone, heart rhythms, snoring levels and general behavior while you sleep. A sleep study isn't painful, and the sensors shouldn't interfere with your sleep.
All sleep studies are conducted in a comfortable, private bedroom equipped with a Sleep Number bed, a personal phone, cable TV and a DVD player. Each room is near a full bathroom with a shower. Each suite provides a hotel-like appeal that includes a quiet atmosphere, pleasant lighting and adjustable temperature to ensure optimal sleeping conditions. While comfortable and clean bedding is provided, you are encouraged to bring along your own pillow as well as reading materials or a favorite DVD. Breakfast cereal or a snack is available in the morning, and lunches and snacks are provided as well if you need additional daytime testing.
Studies are reviewed by one of our two board-certified sleep physicians, doctors Salim Kathawalla, MD, and Keith Harmon, MD.Back to top
While most insurance companies provide coverage for the cost of the study and for follow-up and treatment plans, it is always important to check with your insurance provider for exact coverage levels. All sleep studies are billed as outpatient procedures through St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
St. Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center is one of the most beautiful and comfortable sleep testing facilities in the Twin Cities area. We are conveniently located at 500 S. Marschall Road, Suite 220, in Shakopee, just 12 blocks north of the St. Francis main campus on the second level of the Old National Bank Building (formerly Anchor Bank).