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Sleep Medicine

Sleep is a basic human need. It heals your body, boosts your immune system and recharges your brain.

That’s why chronic lack of sleep, or poor-quality sleep, can take a toll on your health, increasing your risk for obesity, heart problems, diabetes or depression. Feeling tired or less alert can also impact decision making and reaction time.

If you’re desperate for a good night’s sleep, turn to the sleep medicine specialists at PeaceHealth. They manage sleep problems in children and adults, and can help you figure out why you can’t sleep and find ways to improve the quality of your sleep — and your life.

Sleep Medicine at PeaceHealth

Accredited sleep center

Our sleep lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This means we meet strict standards of care and offer a full range of services for people with sleep disorders.

Sleep problems in children

Sleep disorders affect children differently than adults. Our sleep specialists identify and treat pediatric sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, night terrors and narcolepsy.

Sleep labs are designed with your comfort in mind

Sleep studies take place in comfortable, hotel-quality sleep rooms.

Experienced doctors

Doctors who treat sleep disorders at PeaceHealth include neurologists and pulmonologists. They’ve completed extra training in sleep disorders and are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Conditions We Treat

Sleep Conditions

Your nose and throat can affect your sleep and disturb those who are sleeping around you. Snoring is caused when your airway is partly blocked. Sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition, causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. Young children and teens can experience sleep problems which can often be treated by a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.

Circadian rhythm disorders

These are abnormal sleep patterns caused by problems with your “internal clock,” also known as your circadian rhythm. You may have trouble falling asleep at night or staying awake during the day. Conditions include delayed sleep phase disorder and shift work disorder.


People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Temporary insomnia caused by a stressful event or travel may go away on its own. Chronic (long-term) insomnia lasts longer than one month.


This condition causes extreme daytime sleepiness and makes you fall asleep unexpectedly. Some people with narcolepsy may also experience a sudden loss of muscle control, called cataplexy; inability to move when waking up or falling asleep (sleep paralysis) or dreamlike (often frightening) experience when falling asleep or waking up.


These conditions cause abnormal activities or behaviors during sleep. They include sleepwalking and night terrors.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea causes people to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the airway is blocked by sagging throat tissue, the tongue or enlarged tonsils. Central sleep apnea is when the brain forgets to tell the body to breathe.

Sleep-related movement disorders

These disorders cause movements that make it hard to fall or stay asleep. You may feel an intense urge to move your legs, or your limbs may move during sleep. Conditions include restless legs syndrome, teeth grinding, and dream enactment.


Snoring is caused by a partially blocked airway. This makes it hard for air to move in and out as you breathe. Changing your sleep position, losing weight or avoiding alcohol before bedtime can help. Snoring may also be a sign of a more serious problem like sleep apnea.

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