How long you sleep and how well you sleep are vital to overall good health. It’s estimated that about 70 million people have sleep-related problems. Of these, about 40 million suffer from actual sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and others, most of which go undiagnosed and untreated.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is essential to helping maintain mood, memory, and cognitive performance. It also plays an important role in normal endocrine and immune system function. Recent studies show a growing link between sleep disorders and a variety of serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.
To help address the increasing incidence of sleep disorders, the Northwest Hospital Sleep Center offers the most progressive diagnostic equipment and treatment available, delivered by nationally recognized sleep medicine specialists.
Sleep studies are conducted either in the patient’s home or in a state-of-the-art facility featuring eight private suites, all the comforts of home, and Northwest Hospital’s commitment to quality care and patient safety. An adjacent full-service sleep medicine clinic and a CPAP provider on site ensure that patients have the convenience of receiving consultation, testing and treatment in a single location.
Sarah Stolz, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Sarah Stolz is board-certified in sleep medicine and has been practicing sleep disorders medicine since 1991. In addition to serving as the medical director of the Northwest Hospital Sleep Center, she is also the medical director of Sleep Medicine Associates, the Northwest’s leading sleep medicine service. Dr. Stolz received her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She took her residency in neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Today, Dr. Stolz is a lecturer and clinical trial researcher and serves as clinical assistant professor for the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Stolz is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.