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Helping Patients Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep every night is important to your health—just as diet and exercise are. Because sleep has such an important part to play in your health and wellness, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is committed to providing resources and treatment to improve the quality of your sleep, all the while focusing on your individual needs and concerns.

The Sleep Medicine Center at SVMHS is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine® and is a top-rated choice for individuals and families throughout communities in Monterey County, CA. Our services are easily accessible to the local community and are backed by the experience and skill of innovative, board-certified physicians. We are here to help you get to the bottom of your sleep concerns through consultations, diagnosis and individualized treatment.

To learn more about our patient-focused care and have sleep test questions, call us at 831-759-1920.

State-of-the-Art Sleep Studies

After consulting with your primary physician, you may be referred to our center. If necessary you might come in for an overnight sleep study. These sleep studies evaluate the quality of your sleep and help us diagnose the cause of your symptoms. A sleep specialist physician will analyze the findings of the study and prescribe equipment, treatments or a combination of both that is tailored to meet your specific needs.

We regularly treat patients with sleep disorders such as the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Complex breathing disorders
  • Snoring
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Say goodnight to daytime fatigue and say good morning to renewed energy with the help of our board-certified physicians at the Sleep Medicine Center, part of SVMHS!

It’s time to get a good night’s sleep. Call the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic at 831-424-1400 to set up an appointment with our team!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a patient get a Sleep Study ordered?

A physician's order must be faxed to the Sleep Medicine Center with patient name, address telephone number, reason for study (sleep related complaints), insurance authorization (obtained from the MD's office). Order forms are available from the Sleep Medicine Center. The Sleep Medicine Center will telephone the patient to schedule the overnight sleep study.

What is the wait time for an overnight sleep study?

The Sleep Medicine Center Staff will work with the patient to find a time convenient to the patients' schedule. The Sleep Medicine Center accommodates eight patients a night, seven nights a week.

Who is responsible for assuring the patient gets the proper CPAP equipment?

Your sleep specialist will contact the home equipment company with the recommended pressure.

What if there are questions regarding the Sleep Study report or CPAP set up?

You may call your sleep specialist directly for any questions regarding the report and patient CPAP set up.

What age range does the Sleep Medicine Center study?

We study patients from the age of 6-106 years old.

What kind of sleep disorders does the overnight sleep study screen for?

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (and snoring)
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • REM Sleep Behavioral Disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnias
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Periodic Breathing

What kind of studies are performed at the Sleep Medicine Center?

  • Overnight Sleep Study (Polysomnograms)
  • CPAP/BIPAP Titration for treatment
  • Multiple Sleep Maintenance Test (Narcolepsy testing)
  • Maintenance of Wakefullness Test
  • Polysomnogram with video monitoring