• Sleep Medicine

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In a recent study, 7 out of 10 people say they experience frequent sleep problems. RAMC is proud to offer our Board Certified Sleep Specialist Dr. Alexander Villareal, along with Carrie Kast, Nurse Practitioner, and specially trained nursing and polysomnography staff for the treatment of sleep disorders in patients of all ages.

If you are having trouble sleeping, call RAMC’s Sleep Medicine Clinic for an appointment at 608-768-3900

If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient, click here to complete the referral form. 

Why Sleep Matters

According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can significantly affect your health, making it difficult to perform your everyday tasks. If left untreated, sleep disorders increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, along with fatigue-related accidents and depression. Good sleep is important to good health!

Sleep disorders increase the risk of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Fatigue–related accidents and depression
  • Weight gain
  • Can contribute to poor work, school and
  • Social performance

More Information

To learn more about some common sleep disorders click on the links below:

Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

If you are scheduled for a sleep study click on the links to learn more:

How to prepare for your sleep study
What to expect during your sleep study
What to expect after your sleep study

Links to helpful information about sleep disorders


Carrie Kast, FNP, APNP

Carrie is a Family Nurse Practitioner in RAMC’s Sleep Medicine and Employee & Business Health. 

“I strive to provide quality patient centered care through a holistic approach. I enjoy connecting with patients and assisting them to meet their health goals while exceeding their expectations. I value building relationships that are formed through compassion and a nonjudgmental approach to create trust. As part of your healthcare team my goal is to empower you to live your healthiest life.”

Learn more about Carrie here.