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Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

 
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Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night's sleep.

Sleep apnea occurs in two main types: obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax, and central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. Additionally, some people have complex sleep apnea, which is a combination of both.  Central sleep apnea is common in patients with a history of congestive heart failure or who have had a stroke.

Symptoms of Obstrucitve Sleep Apnea
Loud snoring
Gasping or choking episodes while sleeping
Witnessed episodes of stopped breathing while asleep
Excessive sleepiness
Trouble concentrating, irritability, depression
Morning headaches
Frequent urination at night
Waking up feeling tired

Symptoms of Central Sleep Apnea
Restless sleep
Waking up gasping or short of breathe
Witnessed episodes of stopped breathing while sleeping
Non-refreshing sleep
Snoring may be absent
An alternating pattern of breathing fast and slow

Insomnia: Inability to fall or maintain sleep.
Narcolepsy: Excessive sleepiness, experiencing dreaming during short naps or sudden muscle weakness during laughter or strong emotions.
Parasomnias, REM Behavior Disorder: Unusual movements, vocalizations and dream enacting behaviors while asleep.
Periodic Limb Movements - Restless Leg Syndrome: Jerking or kicking of legs while asleep or tingling or crawling sensations while awake.

Heart Conditions Associate with Sleep-related Breathing disorders
Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Stroke


List of Sleep Disorders seen.  Ages 16 and older.
Sleep Apnea
Excessive Snoring
Insomnia
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Restless Legs Syndrome
Sleepwalking
Night Terrors
Shift-work Sleep Disorder
Narcolepsy


Insurance plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medica
HealthPartners
Preferred One
Medicare
Minnesota Medical Assistance
Ucare
Humana
Tricare
United Health Care
Plus a wide variety of private medical insurance plans.

If uncertain about coverage, contact the Baxter Sleep Clinic with questions.

For more information please visit one of the websites below.

http://www.aasmnet.org/PatientsPublic.aspx

http://www.sleepfoundation.org

 





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218-454-0104 or Toll Free at 888-481-3652

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