Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

About

Sleep Medicine is a medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Due to advances in the science of Sleep Medicine, help can be found for those who suffer from bad sleep and other associated conditions that affect the respiratory system, specifically diseases of the lungs and associated organs.

Our providers are dedicated to the practice of evidence-based medicine with special attention to the highest quality of care for patients. We believe the relationship between patients and the sleep specialist is important. In accordance with AASM guidelines, all patients are seen in consultation prior to any diagnostic testing. Our team of sleep medicine providers also see patients for comprehensive sleep evaluations and follow-up care.

Sleep Center Videos

We are currently welcoming new patients. Please see our list of office locations to the right to find the location closest to you.

Once selecting a location, you can either call to schedule an appointment or click on the provider of your choice to request an appointment online.

Log into your online portal, MyHealthConnection, to request an appointment online, retrieve your medical records, request prescription refills, and communicate with your office.

If you don't have a log in, you can click on your office location to the right, and call or click on your provider to request an appointment.

To expedite your check-in process, please print and complete any applicable forms from our patient portal, MyHealthConnection (no login required).

We have four easy ways to refer your patient to The Oregon Clinic:

  • EHR: The Oregon Clinic accepts electronic referrals using Secure Direct Messaging technology, allowing you to quickly and easily refer patients from your own Electronic Health Record. Please contact your system administrator about enabling this option.
  • ONLINE: Refer your patient using our online tool.
  • PHONE: Refer by phone by directly calling the specific office or doctor.
  • FAX: Refer by faxing the specific office or doctor.

Team

Our sleep medicine team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who work hard to meet the individual needs of each sleep patient.
 

Meet Our Providers:

 

Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Complex Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus
  • Asthma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Lung Nodules
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Advanced Interventional Bronchoscopic Procedures
Areas of Focus
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Cough
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
Areas of Focus
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Areas of Focus
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Lung Nodules
  • Pleural Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • Evaluation of Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Narcolepsy Movement Disorders of Sleep
  • Parasomnias
Areas of Focus
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea)
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
Areas of Focus
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Cough
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
Areas of Focus
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Asthma
  • Lung Nodules
Areas of Focus
  • Adult/Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Narcolepsy & Diseases of Excessive Sleepiness
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
Areas of Focus
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Asthma
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
Areas of Focus
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Sarcoidosis
Areas of Focus
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Cough
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders
Areas of Focus
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Cough
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Preventative Medicine
Areas of Focus
  • Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Lung Nodules
  • Interstitial Lung Disease

Conditions & Procedures

Common Sleep Disorders:

Diagnostic and Treatment Services
  • Attended Polysomnography (PSG)
  • CPAP/BPAP/ASV/AVAPS Titration
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Home Sleep Testing (HST)

Health Info

What is sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness.

Why is it important to practice good sleep hygiene?

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to older adults, can benefit from practicing good sleep habits.

How can I improve my sleep hygiene?

One of the most important sleep hygiene practices is to spend an appropriate amount of time asleep in bed, not too little or too excessive. Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. However, there are recommendations that can provide guidance on how much sleep you need generally. Other good sleep hygiene practices include:

  1. Limiting daytime naps to 30 minutes. Napping does not make up for inadequate nighttime sleep. However, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can help to improve mood, alertness and performance. 
  2. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. And when it comes to alcohol, moderation is key. While alcohol is well-known to help you fall asleep faster, too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.   
  3. Exercising to promote good quality sleep. As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can drastically improve nighttime sleep quality.  For the best night’s sleep, most people should avoid strenuous workouts close to bedtime. However, the effect of intense nighttime exercise on sleep differs from person to person, so find out what works best for you.  
  4. Steering clear of food that can be disruptive right before sleep. Heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits, and carbonated drinks can trigger indigestion for some people. When this occurs close to bedtime, it can lead to painful heartburn that disrupts sleep.
  5. Ensuring adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for individuals who may not venture outside frequently. Exposure to sunlight during the day, as well as darkness at night, helps to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
  6. Establishing a regular relaxing bedtime routine.  A regular nightly routine helps the body recognize that it is bedtime. This could include taking warm shower or bath, reading a book, or light stretches. When possible, try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before attempting to sleep.
  7. Making sure that the sleep environment is pleasant. Mattress and pillows should be comfortable. The bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees – for optimal sleep. Bright light from lamps, cell phone and TV screens can make it difficult to fall asleep, so turn those light off or adjust them when possible. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, "white noise" machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices that can make the bedroom more relaxing.

What are signs of poor sleep hygiene?

Frequent sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness are the most telling signs of poor sleep hygiene. In addition, if you're taking too long to fall asleep, you should consider evaluating your sleep routine and revising your bedtime habits. Just a few simple changes can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and night spent tossing and turning.

 

Source: National Sleep Foundation