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Sleep medicine

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The Sleep Center at Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a warm and inviting place to visit and sleep. It combines the resources of a great hospital with the expertise of our sleep medicine physicians to provide you with the tools and treatment you need to improve your sleep health.

Our clinical and diagnostic facilities are available to all patients regardless of financial status or health insurance plan. The Sleep Center at YVM is a preferred provider for most health insurance plans offered in the region and accepts Medicare assignment. Medicaid patients are taken upon referral and we follow the charitable care guidelines outlined by YVM.

Treating your sleep disorder

Treating sleep disorders is no different than the treatment of all other medical problems.

It begins with a thorough, consultation before any diagnostic study is performed, with only patients who have clear indications for diagnostic sleep studies being referred for overnight study.

After the sleep study has been conducted and reviewed, specific treatments may be recommended, including medications prescribed by your physician or a sleep psychologist may called upon to recommend non-drug approaches. Improving your diet, your sleep environment and your bedtime rituals, including the timing of physical exercise, alcohol intake and other factors, may also contribute to a better night's sleep.

We achieve successful clinical outcomes by helping you understand the nature and treatment of your sleep disorder. We also partner with your primary care provider providing details regarding your ongoing treatment.

Patients are re-evaluated once a year.

Sleep medicine services

We provide clinical evaluation of all adult sleep disorders, including:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Central sleep apnea complicating congestive heart failure.
  • Insomnia.
  • Restless leg syndrome.
  • Movement disorders of sleep.
  • Narcolepsy.
  • Circadian rhythm disorders.
  • Shiftwork disorders.

We evaluate adolescent sleep disorders, including:

  • Evaluation of snoring and pediatric sleep apnea.
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Snoring associated with ADHD.
  • Sleep schedule disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Childhood insomnia.
  • Parasomnias: Sleep walking, night terrors, confusional arousals, etc.

The sleep lab

We have designed a warm and inviting place for your stay at the Sleep Center. Our center features private rooms that are tastefully decorated and feature a cozy bed, a desk, credenza, television and restroom. And we offer breakfast snacks before you depart for the day.

When you are referred to the Sleep Center at YVM, your treatment will include a sleep evaluation with one of our physicians. You may be referred to a sleep study, which will be conducted by our sleep technicians using start-of-the-art equipment. Our staff communicates your results to your primary care or referring provider in a prompt and timely manner. We are committed to helping restore you to good sleep and good health.