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COVID-19 Pacific Sleep Disorders Center Update

TO OUR VALUED PATIENTS First, we want to thank our staff and patients for being understanding during these unprecedented times. We have suspended sleep studies until the Covid-19 pandemic is under control and it is safe for our patients and staff. We will be seeing patients via telehealth which will eliminate face to face exposure.  We will continue to supply our patients with c-pap supplies and we will mail them free of charge during this unprecedented time.  If you are in the process of becoming compliant with your c-pap or Bi-pap we will encourage you to use our telehealth visits so that your insurance ...
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What is Sleep Apnea?

This is the first in a series of blogs regarding sleep disorders including what they are how they affect people and various treatments.  It is our intent to add content every month or so. I will first speak about obstructive sleep apnea because that is the most common disease that we deal with.  It is caused by collapse of the back of the throat causing blockage of air transport into the lungs.  It is caused primarily by genetic factors and increased body weight specifically neck circumference.  Many people report that one or more their parents died in their 50s and ...