Sleep Disorders

An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Medical research clearly links sleep problems to a number of serious health and social problems, including heart attack, stroke and diabetes, as well as increased risk of developing anxiety and depressive disorders. 

Many sufferers are completely unaware that problems like insomnia can be treated or that there are serious health risks associated with sleep disorders. Even worse, many who are aware of problems never choose to seek help. Are sleep problems keeping you up at night? Find out by taking this short sleep evaluation.

Request a Sleep Disorder Consultation

Boulder Community Hospital has one of the most comprehensive sleep disorder programs in Colorado.  Our two centers -- Boulder Community Sleep Disorder Center in Boulder and SleepFit in Broomfield -- offer both evaluations by specially trained physicians and a sleep laboratory where patients can undergo a sleep study. As part of our comprehensive care plans, we continue to monitor the progress of every patient after they receive treatment.

To learn more about treatment options for sleep disorders, call 303-938-5354 (Boulder) or 303-404-8899 (Broomfield).

Our program is the only one in Boulder County fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the professional medical association dedicated to assuring quality care for patients. 

Common Symptoms of Sleep Problems
Some signs and symptoms of a potential sleep disorder include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep
  • Snoring or gasping for breath while sleeping
  • Feeling tired during the day
  • Trouble concentrating or remembering things
  • Depression
  • Hypertension or other evidence of heart disease
  • Morning headaches
  • Reduced efficiency at work

Conditions We Treat
Boulder Community Hospital's sleep disorder program offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for a wide range of sleep disorders in adults and school-age children. Because we have the largest number of physicians board-certified in sleep medicine in Boulder and Broomfield counties, we have the necessary expertise to treat all 84 known sleep disorders. Common problems include:

  • Insomnia: difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy: excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day, including falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Sleep apnea: pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): leg discomfort during sleep
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD): legs or arms twitching involuntarily and periodically during sleep

Our ServicesFlowers
Patients receive consultations with board-certified specialists and may undergo overnight sleep studies.  We then develop a holistic treatment plan that can include therapeutic devices, oxygen or cognitive-behavioral therapies, along with surgical or medication treatments, nutrition changes or acupuncture. Our staff can clinically monitor therapy devices, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and provide analysis of CPAP effectiveness for patients.

When necessary, diagnostic results and treatment recommendations can be delivered 24 hours after a sleep study.

Our Staff
Our board-certified sleep professionals will work with you and your physician to provide state-of the-art treatment and any needed follow-up care. Because our medical staff consists of physicians who are board certified in medical specialties in addition to sleep medicine including neurology, pulmonology and psychiatry, we have the necessary expertise to diagnose and treat all varieties of sleep disorders.

  • Mark Hickey, MD, neurologist and board-certified sleep specialist
  • Eric Hoddes, PhD, psychologist and board-certified sleep specialist
  • Thomas Minor, MD, pulmonologist and board-certified sleep specialist
  • Michael Weissberg, MD, psychiatrist and board-certified sleep specialist
  • Randal Bjerke, MD, pulmonologist
  • Hunter Smith, MD, pulmonologist

Our clinical team also includes registered polysomnographic technologists who perform overnight sleep studies on patients.  Our team works closely with an array of consultants in the community, such as experts in cognitive-behavioral therapy, nutrition and acupuncture.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
The AASM is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. The AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in treatment, education and research. Accreditation ensures that:

  • Staff participate in on-going education on the latest advancements in treating sleep disorders
  • Our center is equipped with the necessary tools to

    diagnose sleep and accurately measure disorders that may occur during sleep

Comfortable Facilities
Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center, located in northwest Boulder and SleepFit, located in Broomfield, offer comfortable, home-like settings.  Each room has a queen-size Verlo mattress fitted with high quality linens, private bathroom with shower, flat screen HD television, Peet’s coffee and a personal wardrobe closet.  These amenities serve an important clinical purpose: recreating the comforts of home helps patients experience a better, truer sleep quality that gives clinicians more accurate data.

Scheduling Appointments
To schedule an appointment or learn more about our treatments, call 303-938-5354 (Boulder) or 303-404-8899 (Broomfield) or send an email to sleepcenterinfo@bch.org

Hours

Consultations with our physicians are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sleep studies are available seven nights a week.

Two Convenient Locations
Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center
905 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, CO  80304
303-938-5354 phone
303-524-3097 fax

SleepFit
13654 Xavier Lane, Suite 210A
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-404-8899 phone
303-404-8898 fax

Sleep Study Pricing
Sleep studies are usually a covered benefit under most insurance plans. Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) has contractual arrangements, as an in-network provider, with most health plans in Colorado. These contracts will generally provide an average range of reimbursement to BCH of $2,000 - $2,500 for services received from Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center and SleepFit, depending on the actual services you receive and your insurance plan. Your resulting out-of-pocket costs (i.e., co-insurance and/or deductible, etc.) if any, are determined by your insurance coverage and the contractual arrangement between BCH and your insurance plan. Most insurance plans will also pay the fee billed by the physician who interprets your study results and delivers a report of his or her findings. We strongly encourage you to contact either your health insurance plan or your employer’s benefits office to verify coverage, benefits and your potential out-of-pocket expenses.

Click here to find out which insurance plans use the Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center and SleepFit, affiliates of Boulder Community Hospital, as an in-network provider. If your insurance plan is on this list, your health plan may provide benefits for a sleep study and related services.  Please contact your health insurance plan or your employer's benefits office to verify coverage and benefits.

Some health insurance plans have tools that can assist you in calculating your potential out-of-pocket costs for plan members. Contact your health insurance plan to find out if this service is available.

If you don’t have health insurance, BCH offers a variety of payment options and discount arrangements.  Ask for details when you schedule your study.

Questions to Ask When Selecting a Sleep Disorder Center

Does the medical staff consist of a wide range of board-certified sleep medical specialists?

Properly diagnosing and treating sleep disorders requires a wide range of medical expertise because of the numerous types of disorders that exist. Sleep problems may be caused by medical, neurological or behavioral issues. Because our medical staff consists of neurologists, pulmonologists and psychiatrists who are also board-certified sleep specialists, we have the necessary expertise to diagnose and treat all varieties of sleep disorders.

Does the sleep center offer a full range of services or just deliver a sleep study?

Select a center that offers both evaluations by specially trained physicians and a sleep laboratory staffed by registered sleep technologists. Patients who require initial evaluation by a sleep specialist may not require an over-night sleep study, but if they do they will likely receive a more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan since they will already be working with a sleep physician. Our sleep specialists have the medical expertise to develop treatment plans with highly successful outcomes. As part of our comprehensive approach, we continue to monitor the progress of every patient after they receive treatment if this is agreed to by the patient and the patient’s primary-care physician.

Is the sleep center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)?

The AASM is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. The AASM sets high standards and promotes excellence in treatment, education and research. Accreditation ensures that technical and medical staff participate in on-going education on the latest advancements in treating sleep disorders. The Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center and SleepFit are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Please call 303 938-5354 (Boulder) or 303-404-8899 (Broomfield) to talk with our sleep center staff if you have any questions.

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