Providing patients with the highest standard of care for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, Swedish/Edmonds Sleep Center is recognized for medical excellence.
Our sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)—the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine and the gold standard for evaluating sleep programs.
With a caring and comfortable environment, the sleep center is staffed by a specially trained team of physicians, sleep specialists and registered technologists. Together, the team leads patients through the process of consultation, sleep studies (if necessary) and treatment.
"Swedish/Edmonds puts a high emphasis on continuous care and closely follows patients long after a treatment has been prescribed," says Robert H. McCoy, MD, board certified sleep specialist and medical director of Swedish/Edmonds Respiratory Care.
Why do we need sleep?
Most people need about eight hours of quality sleep every night, and just about anyone who has missed a night of sleep can tell you how miserable sleep deprivation can feel. Yet despite decades of research, the exact function of sleep remains somewhat mysterious.
While we know quite a bit about different types of brain activity and hormonal changes that occur during sleep, we don't truly understand what function sleep performs. In fact, we have learned the most by discovering what happens to people when they don't get enough sleep.
Risks of Poor Sleep
"It is estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from serious sleep disorders. If gone untreated sleep disorders can significantly increase a person's risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and accidents," says Robert Cox, MD, board certified sleep specialist and medical director of Swedish/Edmonds Sleep Center. "Also, sleep loss is known to affect mood and concentration levels to the point where performing daily tasks can be extremely stressful and possibly lead to depression. Unfortunately, many sleep disorders go undiagnosed and people suffer needlessly from sleep loss because they don't know they need medical attention," he adds.
Appointments & Referrals
To learn more about our sleep center, call 425-640-4660.
Using the latest technology, we can diagnose and treat the full-range of adult and child sleep disorders including:
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sleep apnea
- Daytime sleepiness
- Shift work/ jet lag
- Children's sleep disorders
Edmonds Campus21601 76th Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA 98026