Sleep Disorders Center
Sleep Disorders Center
Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and treated sleep disorders for more than 25 years. Our experience shows that most people can significantly improve their quality of sleep and life through a variety of treatment options.
Take our online sleep assessment to find out if you have a sleep disorder.
Using the latest technology, we can diagnose and treat the full-range of adult and child sleep disorders.
- Diagnostic sleep testing procedures, including polysomnography, MSLT, MWT and home sleep testing.
- Patients can be referred to an insomnia specialist who provides a comprehensive classroom program for understanding, treating and living with insomnia.
- We provide advanced titration technologies for treatment of complex sleep apnea, neuromuscular diseases and other respiratory diseases with the newest technologies like AVAPS and auto-servo ventilation.
Our sleep center offers a pediatric-focused approach to the diagnosis, management and treatment of sleep disorders in children. Your child may need to spend the night at our center in order for us to properly evaluate their sleep patterns and behaviors overnight. Our sleep center has comfortable beds and cribs with equipment that helps us diagnose young patients with sleep disorders. One parent or caregiver is allowed to stay overnight with the child.
Our facility offers diagnosis and intervention for infants six months and older, children and adolescents with various sleep disorders, including:
- Parasomnias (abnormal sleep experiences that are frequent, difficult to control or cause injuries), such as sleepwalking, sleep talking or sleep terrors
- Sleep-related breathing disorders or obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and upper airway resistance syndrome
- Sleep-related movement disorders, including restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep, and other sleep-related movements
- Sleep disturbances resulting in behavioral problems (sleep patterns may be part of a behavioral disorder or a cause of attention deficit disorder symptoms)
- Circadian rhythm disorders (when the biological clock is out of rhythm with the normal environment), as in delayed sleep phase syndrome
- Narcolepsy and other causes of excessive daytime sleepiness
- Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea affects girls and boys equally and usually begins in the first few years of life, although it may go undiagnosed until later
After a diagnosis is made, our sleep experts develop a management plan for improving the child’s sleep quality, and they share this plan with the referring physician.
Medicare and most major medical insurers cover these services.
One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea, which literally means to stop breathing during sleep. Many people don't realize snoring can cause significant health issues. Often it is a bed partner, family member or friend who notices the signs of sleep apnea: snoring, snorting and/or gasping for air. Fortunately most people can be helped once their condition is diagnosed.
Left untreated, sleep apnea may lead to a number of medical problems. Research has shown that people with sleep apnea may experience:
- Extremely loud, heavy snoring often interrupted by pauses and gasps
- Daytime sleepiness, sometimes leading to falling asleep at work, while driving or during conversation
- Decreased daytime alertness, loss of energy or constant fatigue
- Irritability, short temper
- Morning headaches
- Irregular heartbeat during sleep
- Change in mood or behavior
- Decreased interest in sex
- Impaired on-the-job performance
- Increased rate of accidents when driving or operating equipment
- Heart abnormalities or hypertension
Providence sleep physicians are board-certified in sleep medicine and are able to diagnose and treat multiple sleep problems and disorders.
All technologists have more than six months of classroom and clinical training before providing tests for patients, a standard that far exceeds the industry standard.
Each year, Providence sleep programs support the Providence Mission, giving back to their communities by providing community education, participating in health fairs and presenting continuing education for industry professionals.
All testing is done in accordance with standards established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). All Oregon Providence Sleep Centers are Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has been accredited as a center since July, 1999.
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training. Additionally the center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
Please print, read and fill out and bring the questionnaire to your sleep appointment.
Referral form for clinics and providers to complete a patient referral for services at one of the Providence sleep centers or labs.