Sleep Disorders Program - Vancouver Coastal Health

Sleep Disorders Program

Centre for Complex Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are a major health problem and are the cause of significant healthcare costs, morbidity and mortality. These disorders include insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements of sleep, obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea (OSAH), central sleep apnoea-hypopnoea, Cheyne-Stokes breathing, and sleep hypoventilation.

The Vancouver Acute Sleep Disorders Program was established over 20 years ago and is the primary referral centre for complex sleep disorders in British Columbia. It is a multi-disciplinary program whose staff includes both Psychiatrists and Respirologists. Each year, we assess over 5000 patients in the sleep disorders clinic and perform over 2000 overnight studies in our state of the art sleep laboratory. The Program is also heavily involved in a variety of research activities concerning the cause, consequences, and therapy of sleep disorders.


Staff affiliated with the Sleep Disorders Program have been featured in a variety of newspaper articles, web sites, and magazines including: The National Post, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BBC News, and Please click on the following links for examples.

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