Sleep Disorder Information Hillsboro OR

We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches.

Pacific Sleep Program
(503) 228-4414
11790 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
No, unless required by insurance
Ages Seen
12 - 101
Insurance
Insurance: Most standard insurances. Patient responsible for co-pays, etc.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Oregon Sleep Associates
(503) 288-5201
2228 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most companies accepted. Call office for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Providence Newberg Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center
(503) 537-5649
1515 Portland Road
Newberg, OR
Ages Seen
12 and up

Providence Portland Medical Center Sleep Center
(503) 215-3095
4805 Ne Glisan Street
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
16 +
Insurance
Insurance: Most carriers okay - you may check with the department or your insurance ca
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

All About Cats Clinic
(503) 648-2800
129 NE 43rd Ave
Hillsboro, OR

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Providence St. Vincent Sleep Disorders Center Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
(503) 215-8548
9155 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 yrs. and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Legacy Sleep Disorders Center Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
(503) 413-7540
1015 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
3 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance carriers accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Providence Milwaukie Sleep Disorders Laboratory* Providence Milwaukie Hospital
(503) 513-8383
10150 SE 32nd Avenue
Milwaukie, OR
Ages Seen
16 years and up

The Oregon Clinic
(503) 963-3185
1111 NE 99th Avenue
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
16+
Insurance
Insurance: Most plans accepted. Please call the office for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

TriVeda Mobile Chiropractic - mobile only
(503) 803-4564
2953 SE Turner Creek Dr
Hillsboro, OR

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In Search of a Good Night's Sleep

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By Leslie Crawford

It should be so easy. You’re tired. You close your eyes. You fall asleep. But for the millions of Americans who are sleepless in Seattle, Manhattan, and Shaker Heights, this simplest of human functions is but a dream. If there’s any comfort in numbers, the insomniac may find solace in knowing she’s hardly alone while she pines in the wee hours for Mr. Sandman.

Up to 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, which tend to worsen with age, yet most sheepishly hide it in the closet. (After all, it’s only sleep, not a life-threatening illness. And doesn’t everyone seem tired these days?) “Too many people think insomnia is something to be embarrassed about, that it’s some sort of weakness,” says Tom Roth, director of the Sleep Disorders Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. And this prevents a majority from seeking the help they need.

Happily, researchers bent on unraveling the mysteries of slumber are making headway on finding out why so many of us have ongoing trouble falling or staying asleep. “We’re beginning to understand the pathology far better,” says Roth, who cites studies finding that some poor sleepers are simply not wired like normal sleepers. Their hearts beat faster, their temperature runs higher, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol are elevated. In medical terms, they have a condition known as hyperarousal.

Unfortunately, the best way to target this type of insomnia is still not known. “We have miles to go before we sleep,” says Roth. But at least this new understanding may alleviate some of the stigma that often comes with it. Practitioners have long viewed insomnia as a symptom of other causes—anxiety, depression, hormonal changes, and the side effects of various medications are among the leading ones. But according to the new research, for many people it may well be a condition unto itself. And “you have trouble sleeping” is a lot easier to take than “this means you must be depressed.”

There’s also some good news on the treatment front for people who suffer from any type of insomnia. We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches. “No matter how severe the insomnia,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the Annapolis Research Center for Effective Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Therapies, “it’s possible for just about everyone to get eight to ten hours of restful sleep.”

Practitioners who take a holistic approach to health have lots to offer the sleep-deprived. If anxiety or stress is your problem, they can suggest any number of calming techniques such as yoga, meditation, or aromatherapy. If nutritional deficiencies might be keeping you awake, they can diagnose them and suggest supplements that may help.

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