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Sleep Medicine

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.

Who We Are

Boulder Community Health partners 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 by the 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

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 Diagnose and Treat

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.

Our Services

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.

Comfortable Sleep Study Facilities

verlo logoOur 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.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a sleep physician or learn more about treatment options, call (720) 279-9098.

For questions about diagnostic sleep studies, call (303) 415-8890 (Boulder) or email Brian Pollock at bpollock@bch.org.

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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 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. 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 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. 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.

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    Important Information

    Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

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