Sleep Apnea Specialist Excelsior MN

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week.

Michael G Saribalas, DO
(651) 645-3115
2545 Chicago Ave Ste 701
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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St Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center
(952) 428-2800
500 South Marschall Road
Shakopee, MN
Ages Seen
12+

Minnesota Sleep Institute City Center Professional Building
(952) 567-7412
15700 37th Avenue
Plymouth, MN
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Fairview Diagnostic Sleep Center Fairview Southdale Hospital
(952) 924-5053
6405 France Avenue S.
Edina, MN
Ages Seen
18-geriatric

Ridgeview Sleep Disorders Center Ridgeview Medical Center
(952) 442-5589
490 S. Maple Street
Waconia, MN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michael G Saribalas, DO
(651) 645-3115
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Sleep Disorders Center Methodist Hospital
(952) 993-6083
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
Doctors Refferal
No (preferred but not necessary)
Ages Seen
4+
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Whitney Sleep Center
(763) 519-0634
2700 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN
Doctors Refferal
Not required but check with insurance carrier.
Ages Seen
12 +
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most insurance carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Minnesota Sleep Institute - Edina
(952) 567-7412
7450 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
Ages Seen
>16

North Memorial Sleep Health Center
(763) 520-4982
3366 Oakdale Ave N.
Robbinsdale, MN
Ages Seen
8 and above

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Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye

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By Jennifer Lang

Once upon a time, getting a good night’s sleep wasn’t an issue for me. I went to bed when I was tired and woke up feeling refreshed. No tossing and turning before I drifted off to dreamland—no middle-of-the-night awakenings. Then I started having babies, who roused me at all hours and made eight-a-night a thing of the past. But even after they started sleeping soundly, I couldn’t seem to slip back into my old, good-sleep patterns. Why?

“Many factors go into whether or not we’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep, such as stress, hormones, and what’s going on in our lives at a given time,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. “And since all of these factors fluctuate as we go from one life stage to another, we can expect our sleep patterns to change as well.”

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. How does this inability to get a good night’s rest affect us? Ninety-three percent of Americans believe sleep loss can impair work performance, and 86 percent feel a lack of sleep can lead to health problems.

So what’s an insomniac to do? “Understanding why you might be experiencing trouble sleeping can help you make changes that will lead to better sleep,” says Teitelbaum. Here’s a guide to how your sleep can change through the years—and what to do to give yourself the best shot at a better night’s rest.

Teens and early 20s
For a young adult, the obvious sleep robbers—late nights, too much television and computer time, poor diet, and school or new-job stress—clearly play a role in sleep disorders, but teens and 20-somethings also have a physiological reason for not sleeping well. Their circadian rhythm—the natural body clock that signals when to go to sleep and wake up—is in flux.

In young adults, the body produces melatonin—a hormone created by the brain to help induce sleep—at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. (in adults that happens earlier, around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.). So a teen’s sleep cycle gets pushed back, which explains why she might not feel sleepy until around 11 p.m. or midnight. What’s more, everyone gets a “dip” in their circadian rhythm twice a day; for adults they typically come at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m., while adolescents hit their low points around 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., which explains both their torturous early-morning wake-up calls and late-afternoon naps.

Too much caffeine can also affect sleep in this age group. From after-school lattes to late-night energy drinks, a caffeine jolt lasts well beyond bedtime—affecting a young adult’s ability to fall and stay asleep and worse, setting the body clock back even further.

Sleep-Well Tips
• Stay warm. Take a hot bath or shower before getting into bed. Cold temperatures c...

Author: Jennifer Lang

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