Your Home for Sleep Health

Northwest Sleep Health’s reputation for excellence in treating sleep disorders is built on our accurate sleep studies and quality customer care. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are with you every step of the way, ready to guide you through all stages of your sleep study, diagnosis and care. If you suffer from a sleep disorder, you deserve the highest-quality evaluation and best treatment available. At Northwest Sleep Health, we are proud to provide this to our valued patients.

Northwest Sleep Health is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which patients, organizations and companies evaluate sleep disorder centers.

Northwest Sleep Health

16144 SE Happy Valley Town Center
Bldg. H, Suite 101
Happy Valley, OR 97086

Hours:
Monday – Friday | 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Phone: 503.353.1272
Fax: 503.654.4815

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Why Your Sleep Matters

As chronic diseases have assumed an increasingly common role in premature death and illness, interest in the role of sleep in the development and management of chronic diseases has grown. Notably, insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.

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Diabetes

Research has found that insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes. Specifically, sleep duration and quality have emerged as predictors of levels of Hemoglobin A1c, an important marker of blood sugar control. Recent research suggests that optimizing sleep duration and quality may be important means of improving blood sugar control in persons with Type 2 diabetes.

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Cardiovascular Disease

Persons with sleep apnea have been found to be at increased risk for a number of cardiovascular diseases. Notably, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease and irregular heartbeats (cardiac arrhythmias) have been found to be more common among those with disordered sleep than their peers without sleep abnormalities. Likewise, sleep apnea and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) appear to share some common physiological characteristics, further suggesting that sleep apnea may be an important predictor of cardiovascular disease.

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Obesity

Laboratory research has found that short sleep duration results in metabolic changes that may be linked to obesity. Epidemiologic studies conducted in the community have revealed an association between short sleep duration and excess body weight. Notably, this association has been reported in all age groups—but has been particularly pronounced in children. It is believed that sleep in childhood and adolescence is particularly important for brain development and that insufficient sleep in youngsters may adversely affect the function of a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which regulates appetite and the expenditure of energy.

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Depression

The relationship between sleep and depression is complex. While sleep disturbance has long been held to be an important symptom of depression, recent research has indicated that depressive symptoms may decrease once sleep apnea has been effectively treated and sufficient sleep restored. The interrelatedness of sleep and depression suggests it is important that the sleep sufficiency of persons with depression be assessed and that symptoms of depression are monitored among persons with a sleep disorder.

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Patient Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most insurance companies cover 70 to 100 percent of both the sleep study and the DME purchase (CPAP). Your coverage depends on your personal insurance plan.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross HMA
  • Regence Legacy LHP EPO
  • Regence Group Administrators
  • BlueAdvantage HMO
  • Cigna
  • First Health/CCN
  • CareOregon
  • First Choice Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Added Choice/CCN
  • CareMark Comp
  • Medicare
  • CareOregon Advantage
  • Moda Synergy
  • Moda Beacon
  • Moda Community Care
  • Moda OHSU
  • Moda Connexus
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Connect
  • Providence Choice
  • Providence Medicare Choice
  • Providence Medicare HMO
  • Providence Medicare Prime
  • Providence Preferred
  • AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • TRICARE (only if secondary)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthCare Navigate
  • UMR
  • PacificSource Medicare HMO
  • PacificSource Voyager
  • PacificSource SmartChoice
  • PacificSource Legacy +
  • PacificSource Navigator
  • PacificSource Pathfinder

No. Our specialists see many patients who have a primary care provider outside of Northwest Primary Care.

It is preferred that your spouse not spend the night. A caregiver can spend the night, if you need assistance. He or she will spend the night in an adjoining room and will be woken up to assist you with your needs.

The study requires at least six hours for actual testing. The time starts when you fall asleep. The study may take up to eight hours if you are being treated for sleep apnea (CPAP machine and mask are applied). You may specify a time you would like to wake up, and we will do our best to ensure we have enough data by then.

You need to bring photo identification and your insurance card so that we can make a copy of it. You may also bring your own pillow, if you desire. Bring comfortable sleepwear, along with a book, magazines or anything else you need to be comfortable. We have private rooms, full/queen size beds, cable TV and a VCR/DVD player available in the bedrooms. We do not have movies available here, so please feel free to bring your own movie of choice.

If you have a strong feeling that you will not be able to sleep, ask your referring physician or primary care provider to prescribe a sleep aide, such as Ambien or Sonata, and bring it with you to your study.

No problem; you will simply call us using the intercom in your room, and we will very quickly unhook one snap so that you can move and walk freely. When you are back in bed, we will reconnect you and resume the test.

Your provider will fax an order to us for the study. We will then:

  1. Contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage and benefits.
  2. Call you to schedule your appointment and relay your insurance benefit information to you.
  3. Ask for additional information, such as your address, so that we can mail you informational brochures and a pre-study questionnaire.

Please fill out as much of the questionnaire as you can and bring it with you to your appointment, along with your insurance card.

  • Please do not use any products on your hair, such as hair spray or gel, prior to your study.
  • Your hair must be dry.
  • Do not apply any body lotions.
  • You may let us know when you need to get up in the morning, but please remember we need at least six hours of data for the study.
  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages prior to your appointment.
  • Try not to take any naps the day of your appointment.
  • Please bring all of your evening and morning medications with you to your appointment.
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Meet Our Providers

Suvarna Palla, M.D.

Neurologist and Sleep Specialist

David Vitello, NP

Sleep Health

We Look Forward to Providing You With Quality Care

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