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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Kootenai Health's state-of-the-art four bed sleep laboratory is under the medical direction of Michael Coats, M.D.

Other sleep staff physicians include David Ramey, M.D. and Henry Covelli, M.D.

Together, they diagnose patients who struggle with a variety of sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea.

Learn how your sleep is monitored at Kootenai Health's Sleep Disorders Services.

Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Services diagnoses and treats a variety of disorders, including:

  • Sleep Apnea - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most serious sleep disorder. It is the periodic obstruction of the upper airway, meaning the brain, heart and other organs may not receive enough oxygen. It is alsothe most common medical cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Primary snoring - Often harmless, snoring can cause many small interruptions throughout the night that prevent deep sleep.
  • Insomnia - The frustrating inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, this common disorder affects 30 percent of adults.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome - Irresistible leg movements including kicking or rhythmic jerking during sleep.
  • Narcolepsy - Chronic disorder of the nervous system that regulates sleep. It may lead to dangerous daytime sleep attacks.

The impact of untreated sleep disorders is significant. Untreated sleep disorders can lead to:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Depression

Test Yourself

To help you assess your quality of sleep, we've assembled several questionnaires and tests related to snoring, insomnia and your level of sleepiness throughout the day.

Download these tools and test your sleeping behavior.

Contact Sleep Disorders Services at (208) 666-2920


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