Boulder County's Only Accredited Sleep Program
To protect our patients and staff, all people entering a BCH care facility
will be required to wear a mask (exceptions include children <2 yrs.
old or medical reasons such as trouble breathing, unconsciousness, or
someone unable to remove a mask without assistance). *Bandanas, neck gaiters,
and masks with valves are not acceptable.
Boulder Community Health has partnered with the
Colorado Sleep Institute (CSI) to create an integrated sleep center where all sleep-related services
are available at a single facility, including:
- Office visits with a sleep specialist
- Home and laboratory sleep testing
- Insomnia treatment
- Oral appliances
- Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP)
- Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation monitoring
Our Sleep Diagnostic Center in
Boulder is the only sleep study lab in Boulder County fully accredited bythe
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the professional medical association dedicated to assuring quality care
for patients. The AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in treatment,
education and research. Accreditation ensures that:
- Our sleep technologists are all Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
(RPSGT) — an internationally recognized credential representing
the highest certification for health care professionals who clinically
assess patients with sleep disorders.
- Our center is equipped with the latest tools to diagnose sleep and accurately
measure disorders that may occur during sleep
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
- Hypertension or other evidence of heart disease
- Morning headaches
- Reduced efficiency at work
BCH’s Sleep Diagnostic Center together with physicians from CSI offer
state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for a wide range of sleep disorders
in adults and school-age children:
Circadian disorders: a group of sleep disorders due to mistiming of the biological clock
Insomnia: difficulty falling or staying asleep
Narcolepsy: Severe excessive sleepiness sometimes accompanied by cataplexy (muscle
weakness associated with laughing)
Parasomnias: unusual behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking, acting out dreams,
nightmares and sleep paralysis
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD): an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually experienced as leg discomfort
or involuntary twitching of the limbs during sleep
Sleep apnea: pauses in breathing during sleep often accompanied by snoring. Now offering the
Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment.
Patients receive consultations with board-certified specialists from CSI
and may undergo overnight sleep studies at our Sleep Diagnostic Center.
CSI physicians 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. CSI
staff can clinically monitor therapy devices, such as Continuous Positive
Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation, as well
as assess therapy effectiveness.
When necessary, diagnostic results and treatment recommendations can be
delivered 24 hours after a sleep study.
Our Sleep Center offers comfortable, home-like settings. Each room has
a queen-size premium mattress fitted with high-quality linens, private
bathroom with shower, flat-screen HD television, gourmet 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.
To schedule an appointment with a sleep physician or learn more about treatment
options, call CSI at (720) 279-9098.
For questions about diagnostic sleep studies, call 303-415-8890 (Boulder)
or email Brian Pollock at email@example.com.
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Questions to Ask When Selecting a Sleep Disorder Center
Does the medical staff consist of a wide range of board-certified sleep
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.
The CSI staff consists of neurologists, internists, pediatricians and
pulmonologists who are also board-certified sleep specialists and 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
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. The CSI sleep specialists have the medical
expertise to develop treatment plans with highly successful outcomes.
Patients receive continued monitoring even after they receive treatment.
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. BCH's sleep disorder
program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.