Sleep Disorder Information Center

Accredited for more than two decades

As an Accredited Member of the American Academy of sleep Medicine (AASM) for more than twenty years, our sleep center located in the Pomona Valley Health Center at Claremont is a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic that provides diagnosis and treatment for people of all ages experiencing problems with poor sleep. We take a comprehensive approach to treating all sleep problems, including;snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs, narcolepsy, fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep behaviors such as sleep walking and adjustment to shift work.
 
Poor sleep can impact other medical conditions such as metabolic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, cardiovascular disease and pain. Our team is experienced in understanding and handling even the most complex clinical situations.

Diagnosis

The Center provides both in-lab and at-home sleep study services for the diagnosis and monitoring of sleep-related disorders. An in-lab sleep study involves an overnight stay in one of our comfortable, specially equipped patient rooms. The patient is closely monitored during the night and discharged early the next day. Our center offers select comfort queen beds, satellite flat screen televisions, bathroom/shower in every room, and individual room temperature controls. We also offer the option of home sleep testing for the patients that meet the criteria.

Treatment

In addition to comprehensive diagnostic services, PVHMC's Sleep Disorders Centers offer the most advanced treatment modalities available. Treatment for sleep disorders may include;Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), drug therapy, the use of dental prostheses and testing of oral appliance efficacy with the use of specialized mandibular advancement titration test, and surgical referrals among other procedures and therapies. We also have sleep disorder support groups that provide ongoing emotional support and educational services for patients and their families. For more information about the comprehensive range of services available at PVHMC's Sleep Disorders Centers, or to schedule a consultation with one of our sleep physicians, please call 909-865-9152.
 
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Therapies

Oral appliances: Oral appliances, sometimes called dental appliances, are intended to treat apnea by keeping the airway open in one of three ways: by pushing the lower jaw forward (a mandibular advancement device or MAD), by preventing the tongue from falling back over the airway (a tongue-retaining device), or by combining both mechanisms. Oral appliances are typically more effective for people with mild sleep apnea and for non-obese people but can, for some, be effective for moderate and severe sleep apnea. The most common type of oral appliance, a MAD is often adjustable so that the dentist can move the jaw further or reduce the advancement as necessary. The goal is to find the most comfortable and effective position for the patient. Not all dentists have the necessary knowledge or training in the treatment of sleep apnea, so if you wish to pursue this therapy, ask your sleep doctor to refer you to a dentist who is specializes in sleep apnea treatment.

Surgery:
Involves enlarging the airway by removal of soft tissues, or by expansion of the jaw structures that are restricting it. There are several different surgical procedures with different effectiveness rates, and surgery can also sometimes worsen the apnea. If this an option that you are interested in pursuing contact your sleep doctor to refer you to a surgeon that specialized in surgical treatment of sleep apnea.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Adult and Children's Sleep Disorders Center
1601 Monte Vista Avenue, Ste. 270
Claremont, CA 91711
909-865-9152
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