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We help give you a window into the world of sleep, so you can get the sleep you need.

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Overview

What is Sleep Medicine?

At a time that demands many of us to stimulate our senses in order to get the most out of our days, sleep is still the best medicine. Shutting ourselves down and falling asleep is how our bodies naturally repair from the day that was, and prepare for the days to come. Are you waking up groggy every morning, even if the clock says you slept for eight hours? Are you frequently tired during the day? It could be that you’re not getting the right kind of sleep at night. As a medical specialty, sleep medicine is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Sleep specialists focus on sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep-related conditions, and often coordinate their care with other specialties, including neurology, pulmonology, internal medicine, and psychiatry. They diagnose and treat a number of sleep-related conditions, from excessive snoring to sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm disorders.

How We Are Different

The Pacific Sleep Center at The Vancouver Clinic helps you see into your sleep so you can get the sleep you need. We diagnose and treat a range of sleep disorders in adults and children (four years and older). We’re a full service American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited facility—you can rely on us for everything from physician consultations to high quality overnight attended sleep studies.

Services
We work with patients that suffer from the following:
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Snoring
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Other sleep related conditions
  • Parasomnias
Home-based sleep tests and studies:
  • Home Sleep Test (HST)
  • Auto Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Auto PAP (auto-titrating CPAP)
Sleep lab tests and studies:
  • Diagnostic Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration
  • Multiple Sleep Latency (MSLT)
  • Split Night
FAQs
Where do you perform your sleep testing?

Sleep testing occurs in a comfortable, quiet, non-clinical setting with full size beds and home-style furnishings. We also perform split-night and at-home sleep studies.

Do I need a referral from my doctor before I complete a sleep study?

You may self-refer to meet with one of our sleep medicine physicians. Please call (360) 397-3606 to schedule an appointment. Your primary care physician may also request a formal sleep study before you see a sleep physician.

How long does the entire process usually take?

We average anywhere from 14 to 30 days from diagnosis through the titration study and setting up home equipment. Beyond the studies themselves, effective follow-up is our most important work, and leads to better outcomes. Following your diagnostic study, we will make an appointment so you can see one of our sleep medicine doctors to review the study in detail and to discuss options for treatment.

What to Expect

For many, sleep is a challenge. When you come to us, whether for a consultation or a more involved sleep study, you can expect a dedicated team of professionals to help you uncover and understand this vital part of life. When visiting the sleep center for the first time, we will discuss and obtain your complete medical history, perform a physical exam, and review you signs and symptoms in order to guide our approach to additional studies. Our goal is to help resolve your sleep related issues so can give your body the rest it needs.