Welcome to Tomah Health Sleep Services!
Located on the third floor of Tomah Health (501 Gopher Dr.)
Clinic Hours - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday
Referral Options - Patient may self-refer (Telehealth is an available option for our Sleep Services. You can connect with our staff from the comfort of your home for Sleep appointments. Contact our staff for this convenient option.)
Scheduling - 608.377.8224
Tomah Health Sleep Services Provides a Better Night’s Sleep
Tomah resident Kristi Holthaus said she was always tired and felt she could fall asleep no matter the time of day.
That was before she discovered Sleep Services at Tomah Health. "I came to Tomah Health Sleep Services because I was exhausted during the day,” Kristi said.
Kristi was originally diagnosed with sleep apnea. “When I woke up, I was always tired and I felt like I could fall asleep any time during the day if I sat down,” she recalled. “I thought it was just going to be my life... I was just tired and exhausted all the time."
Sleep Services Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber Kelly Thayer, FNP-C said typically someone having a sleep disorder feels sleepiness, not feeling rested after sleeping, snoring, and what she described as ‘witnessed apnea’, which means people stop breathing when they’re sleeping. "After people are diagnosed and appropriately treated for sleep apnea, they usually come in just happy that they can sleep, they can drive, they are not falling asleep when they have family events, when they’re doing things with their children. Most people are very pleased with the treatment that they receive."
Kristi said it did not take long for her to feel rested and refreshed after a night’s sleep. "About a week after I had my BiPap machine, I felt very well rested. I was energetic and felt back to my normal self," she added.
Tomah Health Sleep Services treats a number of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. “We also offer home sleep studies, as well as in-lab sleep studies,” Thayer said.
Kelly said she also can prescribe sleep equipment and supplies, which sometimes can be a challenge when treating sleep issues. "In treating people with sleep disorders, I feel like I can really help them and it really makes a difference in their life."
Kristi said she would recommended Tomah Health to others. "The staff here was amazing. They were great; they answered my questions. I would highly recommend Tomah Health Sleep Services.”
Tomah Health sleep services can help diagnose various sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome through on-site sleep studies.
Answering "yes" to two (or more) of these questions may be a positive screen for obstructive sleep apnea. Talk to your healthcare provider about a referral for a sleep evaluation at Tomah Health.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when a person's airway becomes blocked during sleep. These blockages (apneas) can occur numerous times in a night and prevent the person from achieving healthy restful sleep.
Plus many other serious health issues
If you or someone you care about is having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or not waking up refreshed, talk with your healthcare provider to see if a sleep consultation or sleep study could help.
Call Tomah Health Sleep Services 608.377.8224
Sleep Services medical director Dr. Alexander Villareal, M.D. together with Tomah Health Sleep Medicine Nurse Practitioner Kelly Thayer, FNP-C, will collaborate to diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Discover real solutions to your sleep problems by talking with your doctor about a sleep study at Tomah Health.
See your healthcare provider for referral.
Your first appointment with a sleep specialist, will be a consult where your sleep habits and concerns will be discussed. If a sleep study is suggested by the provider, it will be ordered at that time and a follow up appointment to discuss the results will be scheduled. These appointments will take place at Tomah Health Sleep Services.
If you are diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, you have options regarding your therapy: