Eliminating and reducing sleep problems is important to your health. At Olympic Medical Sleep Center, our comprehensive program brings together a board-certified sleep medicine specialist with state-of-the-art sleep systems to provide you with personalized, quality care and the best treatment available.
In addition, our program has the endorsement and specialty peer support of the Swedish sleep medicine program – a significant benefit of Olympic Medical Center’s participation in the Swedish Health Network.
Accredited by the AASM
Olympic Medical Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive accreditation, a sleep clinic must meet or exceed all standards for professional quality sleep medicine care as designated by the AASM. The AASM accreditation process includes detailed inspections of the clinic's facility and staff and evaluations of testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow up, and physician and staff training.
More than 80 sleep and wake disorders have been identified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Some sleep disorders are life threatening and can endanger public safety by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. Strong documentary evidence indicates that sleep disorders not only result in serious health consequences, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression; sleep disorders also impair work and driving, as well as learning and memory.
Evaluation and Treatment
The lack of awareness regarding the importance of detecting sleep disorders, as well as recognizing signs and symptoms, can be a major obstacle for people. Treatments exist for most sleep problems, but the first step is to recognize a problem exists. Sleep specialists are trained to evaluate sleep disorders and provide high quality, effective treatment.
Early evaluation and treatment by a sleep specialist will help prevent many of the major complications surrounding sleep disorders and improve quality of life and personal health. Log on to yoursleep.aasmnet.org, by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, to learn more about specific sleep and wake disorders, symptoms and treatments.
For a sleep consultation, please ask your health care provider to arrange a referral, or call Olympic Medical Sleep Center at (360) 582-4200.