Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Sleep Medicine

A Good Night’s Sleep is Essential

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to your overall health and well-being. Poor sleep is more than an inconvenience — it can suggest a chronic or serious disorder that can produce life-threatening complications. We understand how frustrating sleep challenges can be and, more importantly, know how to diagnose any underlying medical conditions that may be the cause.

Carris Health Sleep Medicine provides a full range of diagnostic services to identify and treat disorders that prevent healthy, regular sleep. Our specially trained professionals offer consultations and sleep studies in comfortable, home-like environments using specialized equipment and technology to accurately diagnose sleep problems and recommend the correct treatment.​

Signs of a sleep disorder include the following:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Irritability at work or home
  • Obesity
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Awakening suddenly, gasping for air or choking
  • Morning headaches
  • Falling asleep while driving or working
  • Dozing off while watching TV, reading, driving or other daily activities
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Kicking or twitching movements while asleep
  • Restless limb movements

A physician who specializes in sleep medicine can diagnose and treat a variety of sleep-related disorders, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • REM behavior disorders

Your physician may recommend a sleep study as your first step towards improving your sleep quality. A sleep study involves spending the night in our sleep lab, where special monitors are used to observe and record your sleep.

Sleep Studies Are Performed At

Carris Health Sleep Center: 320-231-4848
2015 First Street South, Willmar, MN 56201

Carris Health - Redwood Hospital: 507-637-4601
101 Caring Way, Redwood, MN 56283
Sleep studies performed Monday and Tuesday evenings or by special appointment.

Sleep Medicine Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic
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