Sleep Disorders Center is dedicated to the comprehensive clinical evaluation and laboratory evaluation for patients with all types of sleep disorders. The center also serves as a medical referral facility for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and provides education for both professionals and the community designed to increase awareness of sleep-related conditions. The Center’s highly trained and experienced staff includes physicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and registered polysomnographic technologists, who are proficient in evaluating and diagnosing a range of sleep difficulties, and providing patient education. The Center is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The team designs personalized treatment programs to manage a broad spectrum of sleep disorders in adults and children including obstructive sleep apnea; excessive daytime sleepiness; snoring; insomnia; restless legs syndrome; parasomnias; narcolepsy; shift work sleep disorder; jet lag syndrome and various other sleep problems. The Sleep Disorders Center offer new patients and returning patients appointments at which they meet with sleep specialists (Dr. Slattery and Dr. Baek) to discuss their problems, explain their medical histories and undergo physical examinations.
Our multidisciplinary team harnessing the expertise of different specialists including sleep specialist trained in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychologist and psychologist. in addition to medical and surgical therapy, our psychologists provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard treatment for poor sleep. CBT-I utilizes a variety of techniques to improve your sleep by modifying your behavior before bedtime as well as changing the ways of thinking that keep you from falling asleep. You will be first asked to complete a sleep diary and our psychologists will work with you in sessions to help you change the way you sleep. We also provide general psychology services to address symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain, depressed mood, and other psychiatric conditions which may cause sleep difficulties.
Michael Slattery, MD
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience