The Sleep Medicine Center

"Better Health Through Better Sleep"

The Sleep Medicine Center is an independent medical facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.  Physician owned and operated, it has provided care and services in Northwest Montana since 1995.  Our location is in a friendly and safe neighborhood with a well-lit parking facility conveniently located at the entrance to the center.  All rooms are hotel-style in nature with queen-sized beds and home-like furnishings, provided with private bathroom and shower as well as cable TV and wireless Internet.  Since we are a freestanding medical center, there are none of the hassles of a hospital setting and our staff is ready to greet you upon arrival and ensure a pleasant and rewarding experience.  

The Sleep Medicine Center was the first fully accredited facility of its type serving Northwest Montana, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  Our Board certified staff of physician and technicians have performed over 10,000 sleep studies since 1995 with accumulated experience in treating all types of sleep apnea, including obstructive, central and complex sleep-related breathing disorders.  The facility performs studies on both adult and pediatric patients.  A detailed history and physical is performed on the first visit to ensure proper studies are performed, as well as providing education to ensure that your experience is of the highest quality.  All patients are seen after studies by the physician to review the results in detail and to ensure efficacy of therapy.

The Sleep Medicine Center provides services for all forms of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, jetlag, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and shiftwork disorders.  Our hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m - Closed Fridays. 

For information, or to book a consultation, call 406-752-1729.

Insomnia

Do you lay awake at night while your family sleeps peacefully?  Are you tired all day, but unable to sleep once the lights go out?  Stop fretting, you are not alone.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine knows that thousands of Americans suffer from insomnia each year.  Insomnia can be a short-term problem that will resolve on its own.  Or, it can become chronic causing months or even years of sleepless nights.  Either way, studies show insomnia is a symptom of an underlying issue.  Left untreated, the side effects of insomnia can be costly both financially and physically.  Insomnia is a leading cause of missed work days.  Many medical problems contribute to or are caused by insomnia.
 
If this sounds like a problem you are ‘tired’ of coping with, then give us a call.  We are looking forward to helping you.

Sleep Apnea

The word Apnea comes from the Greek word “pnuemos” which means “breath”.  In sleep apnea, breathing is irregular, shallow, or absent.  Snoring is a common symptom of decreased air flow due to narrowing of the airway and creating turbulence which produces vibration of the throat tissue.  By definition, snoring is abnormal breathing as no one snores when they are awake.  Over the years, it has been shown that sleep apnea, if left untreated, can be a risk factor for development of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can disturb the sleep process that is involved with memory and concentration as well as effecting mood.  It is a very common condition that may be present in one of every four adults.  It occurs in all age groups affecting young and old, big and small, male and female.  Even healthy and fit athletes can have sleep apnea.  It’s easy to diagnose and easy to treat without the need for medication or surgery.  Most people notice a definite difference in the quality of their lives once they have had the sleep apnea treated.  The Sleep Medicine Center has extensive experience with all forms of sleep apnea, having treated over 10,000 patients since 1995.  Our staff is well trained to help you with all of your questions and needs.  If you have questions regarding sleep apnea, feel free to call and talk with one of our certified staff members.

For more information on Sleep Apnea go to http://www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html