You Have to Sleep to Dream

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Sarah Moe, CEO of Sleep Health Specialists, traces her career in sleep technologies to originally considering becoming a registered nurse before choosing a different path at Minneapolis College.

“Nursing was out – I couldn’t stand the sight of blood,” she said. “Sleep is so vitally important to our overall health and well-being and I found my niche.”

Moe received her Polysomnography degree at Minneapolis College in 2008, launching her career as a registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) for the next 5 years working overnights with conducting sleep studies and diagnosing sleep disorders.  

During this time, a mentor suggested she was so accomplished in her work that she should return to Minneapolis College to teach Sleep Technology to the future generations of sleep technologists.

“I was somewhat reluctant to teach at first because I loved doing the sleep studies,” she said. “Then, my former teacher at Minneapolis College mentioned that it would be a natural transition to work days because I was starting a family and wouldn’t be able to work nights.”

When her son was born in 2011, it became an easy decision. In 2015, she founded Sleep Health Specialists and a career that has helped thousands of persons dealing with sleep disorders.

Moe works primarily with corporations to improve employee performance. Among companies and organizations getting Moe’s assistance include Target, UBS, Hamline University, Minneapolis Foundation, Pohlad Companies, the Minnesota Twins, Allianz, Be The Match and Gustavus Adolphus College.

“The link between good sleep and mental well-being has been documented – we have learned that you cannot have one without the other,” Moe said.

MORE ABOUT SARAH MOE: Moe sat on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Sleep Society, as well as the Educational Products Committee for the American Association of Sleep Technologists. She is a frequent broadcast contributor to WCCO 830’s Health Watch program.