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:
- 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.