Sleep Apnea Kent WA

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
2055 NW Sammamish Rd Bldg B Ste 200
Issaquah, WA
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Matthias Lee
(206) 223-6600
925 Seneca St # H10
Seattle, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Sleep Disorders Center Auburn Regional Medical Center
(253) 804-2809
202 N. Division Street
Auburn, WA
Doctors Refferal
Yes Unless insurance doesn''t require
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Highline Sleep Disorder Center Highline Medical Pavillion
(206) 988-5779
16233 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Virtually all of the primary plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Overlake Sleep Disorders Center
(425) 289-3000
1100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Ages Seen
above 12
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most major carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
550 16th Ave Ste 304
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sleep Center at Valley Medical Center
(425) 228-3440 x4941
400 S. 43rd Street
Renton, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All major plans including Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

St. Francis Sleep Disorders Center
(253) 944-7555
34509 9th Avenue S.
Federal Way, WA
Ages Seen
15-100

Seattle Children's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
(206) 987-8926
1135 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

MultiCare Sleep Disorders Center at Tacoma
(253) 403-4554
1207 S. 5th Street
Tacoma, WA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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