Sleep disorders

Sleep. It's not just a pause from daily life, it's crucial for renewing mental and physical health. About 40 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Essentially, they snore loudly and/or stop breathing during sleep. An estimated 95 percent — or 36 million Americans — remain undiagnosed and untreated.

Many People Fail to Get a Good Night's Sleep

If you're not getting enough sleep, you begin to build up sleep debt. Your sleep debt continues to grow as you add on more and more restless hours. The longer this cycle continues, the drowsier you become and the greater the effect on your physical and mental health.

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Health Problems

Poor sleep over long periods of time can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and/or diabetes - not to mention drowsy driving, which can result in serious car accidents.

Fortunately, the Sleep Disorders Center at Ryan Ranch is here to help.

Sleep Disorders Center

As the name suggests, sleep is our only focus. We were the first sleep center in Monterey County accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine.  As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.

The first step toward recovery

A physician's referral is required for all testing at the Sleep Disorders Center.  Your own primary care physician may print out and use the MD referral form on this website.  Be sure to mention all of your symptoms to enable your primary care physician to fill it out completely and accurately.  If you prefer to see a sleep disorders specialist prior to (or after completion of) your sleep study please call us at 831-649-7210 for additional information.

We test for and provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well as diagnose many other sleep disorders including:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep (DIMS)
  • Hypoventilation syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep

Most sleep disorders are covered by insurance

The Sleep Disorders Center is part of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula which accepts a wide variety of insurances.  However, for your own peace of mind, please contact your primary care physician's office or your insurance company for pre-authorization before you schedule your sleep study.

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

* Do you snore? 
* Are you excessively tired during the day?
* Have you been told you stop breathing during sleep?
* Do you have a history of hypertension?
* Is your neck size > 17 in (male) or > 16 in (female)?

"Yes" to two (or more) of these questions is a positive screen for OSA; physician should consider referral to Sleep Center.

Referral Form