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Sleep Medicine

Astria Health's Board Certified Family Medicine physician specializing in Sleep Medicine offers treatment for:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Complex sleep apnea syndrome

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If left untreated, sleep disorders like sleep apnea can have a tremendous effect on cardiovascular health and increase your risk of other medical problems like stroke, diabetes and depression. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly or if you feel tired even after a full night's sleep. If you are having problems sleeping, your care provider may refer you to our sleep medicine specialist and the Sleep Disorders Center.

Sleep Disorders Center of Excellence at Astria Sunnyside Hospital

To determine a diagnosis and the best treatment plan for sleep-related problems, your doctor may suggest a home sleep study or a study at our Sleep Disorders Center (accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine). A sleep study is a noninvasive, overnight exam that monitors your sleep stages to identify possible disruptions in the pattern of your sleep. The study will also measure eye movements, oxygen levels in your blood, heart and breathing rates, snoring, and body movements. On the evening of your scheduled sleep study, you will arrive at the Sleep Disorders Center and be given your own private room for the night.

Your hotel-like suite is designed to include all the comforts of home. This relaxing and comfortable environment will provide you with a good night's sleep. Each room includes a queen bed with high-quality linens, a private restroom, a shower, and flat-screen television.

The Sleep Disorders Center is conveniently located on the Astria Sunnyside Hospital campus and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and approved as a Sleep Study Center of Excellence by the Healthcare Authority Administration (HCA).

Our Sleep Medicine physician, Dr. Muhammad Riaz, sees patients on an outpatient basis both in Sunnyside and Yakima.

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