At Providence, we understand how frustrating sleep disorders can be. They can keep you up at night and slow you down all day. Our Sleep Medicine clinic provides complete care so you can catch more zzz’s.
Our doctors are experts in diagnosing sleep disorders and provide services for treating rare and common sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. They also diagnose any breathing, heart, stress or other conditions that are making it difficult for you to get restful, restorative sleep.
There are nearly 250 known sleep disorders keeping people up at night (and sleepy all day). We diagnose the full range, from common to rare.
We treat all of the following common conditions — and many more:
- Periodic leg movements in sleep
- REM behavioral disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep/wake disturbances
- Sleepwalking and night terrors
The first step in determining a diagnosis is a night in our sleep lab. Before you drift off, we attach painless monitors to your body. While you sleep, a sleep specialist observes various characteristics of your sleep — heart rhythm, brain waves and muscle activity, body position, breathing and oxygen levels. We use this data to formulate your diagnosis. In some cases, you might need further testing. If your sleep study and doctor’s evaluations confirm that you have a sleep disorder, our team will work together to make a personalized treatment plan just for you. Our team also provides medical equipment such as CPAPs and instruction on how to use it.
It is the only hospital-based sleep lab in Snohomish County accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
CPAP equipment includes a small nasal mask and compressor unit. You wear the mask while you sleep so the device can deliver constant, steady air flow that keeps your breathing passage open.
It is important to note that the success of the CPAP machine comes from the airway pressure and not just the flow of the air. For this reason, only a sleep physician can prescribe the appropriate amount of pressure for you.