Highline Sleep Disorder Center
16233 Sylvester Rd SW, Suite G70
Burien, WA 98166
- Loud or frequent snoring
- Tiredness or trouble staying awake during the day
- Reported periods of "breath holding" during sleep
- Restless or frequently disrupted sleep
Highline Sleep Center is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary facility fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our board-certified physicians are experts in the diagnosis and management of all sleep disorders. Our newly expanded four-bed center boasts state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, as well as top-notch, well-trained support and technical staff.
Make an appointment with one of our sleep specialists
- You or your primary care physician can call us for an appointment.
- You may wish to bring your sleep partner, who may well know more about your sleep than you do, to your appointment.
Receive an evaluation
During your visit, your sleep specialist will talk with you about your symptoms and will perform a physical examination to help determine the underlying cause(s) of your symptoms.
You may need a sleep study
Whether you need a sleep study depends on your symptoms. If you do need one, you will spend the night at Highline Sleep Center for this special test.
The sleep specialist will evaluate the results of your office visit, your overnight sleep study and other pertinent information to arrive at a diagnosis.
Treatment depends on your diagnosis. Potential treatments for your particular situation will be discussed with you in detail.
A sleep study involves sleeping overnight in your own private room at Highline Sleep Center. Information about your sleep patterns is gathered from a variety of sources, including electrodes placed on your head, face and chin, and thin, pressure-sensitive belts fastened around your chest and waist. This is a completely painless study; no needles are used. All wires are attached either with tape and paste or elastic belts. The sleep study is usually completed by morning, or it may last throughout the next day, depending on the information the doctor feels is needed.
Sleep apnea and snoring
People with sleep apnea have trouble breathing during sleep; it is a surprisingly common, under-recognized disorder. They don't get enough oxygen during sleep because of collapse of the airway, so their sleep is subsequently poor. Loud snoring and sleepiness are the most common symptoms; untreated sleep apnea may lead to an increased risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.
The main symptoms of this central nervous system disorder are excessive daytime drowsiness and a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times. Other symptoms might include episodes of muscle weakness, vivid hallucinations and paralysis while falling asleep or awakening.
Periodic limb movement disorder
This disorder involves sudden, uncontrollable leg or arm jerking during sleep. People are often not aware of this leg and arm jerking, which may lead to sleep disruption and daytime sleepiness. Many patients with restless leg syndrome have these involuntary movements during sleep.
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep disturbs a person during both waking and sleeping hours. Difficulty staying awake and difficulty concentrating on tasks are both common after a poor night's sleep.