Sleep care

Good rest supports good health — in mind and body. If you’re not satisfied with your sleep, get care from a knowledgeable Montage Medical Group specialist. We’re passionate about helping patients of all ages get better sleep.

When should I see a sleep doctor?

Talk to us if you or your child:

  • Doze off without meaning to during the day
  • Feel irritable and have trouble concentrating due to fatigue (tiredness)
  • Have trouble falling or staying asleep for more than three weeks
  • Snore loudly and often at night and feel sleepy during the day
  • Wake up suddenly, choking or gasping for air

Your first appointment

Before your first consultation with a sleep specialist, you’ll fill out a questionnaire that asks about your symptoms, sleep habits, and medical history. During the appointment, your doctor will discuss your questionnaire with you and talk about your goals for better sleep.

Sometimes, the doctor will recommend a sleep study at our accredited Sleep Disorders Center to learn more about your symptoms or find out why you’re not sleeping well.

If you don’t need a sleep study, you may receive recommendations for treatment or lifestyle changes during your first appointment. Your doctor will schedule another meeting with you several weeks later to see how well treatment is working, talk about ways to overcome obstacles, and adjust your care plan, if needed.

Most sleep conditions are chronic (long-term). See your sleep doctor regularly for expert guidance and education to manage your symptoms as well as possible.

Sleep disorders we treat

Count on us to diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Insomnia – Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, as well as feelings of daytime fatigue even after a full night’s rest
  • Narcolepsy – Sudden, overwhelming attacks of drowsiness during the day
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) – Poor breathing that results in too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen in the blood, which can lead to high blood pressure, leg swelling, and other health problems
  • Periodic limb movements, including restless legs syndrome (RLS) – Muscle twitches, jerks, or a feeling of burning and itching in the legs as you rest
  • Sleep apnea – Pauses in breathing due to a blocked airway

Treatments and therapies

Depending on your condition, a Montage Medical Group sleep specialist may recommend:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) online programs to help you relieve insomnia
  • Education on developing healthy sleep habits for yourself or your child
  • Iron replacement therapy for RLS
  • Medications for insomnia, restless legs, or narcolepsy

Positive airway pressure (PAP) that makes it easier to breathe if you have sleep apnea

Patient forms

Print and fill out the following forms and bring them to your first appointment or sleep study:

If you don’t have a printer, you can complete the forms in MyChart, our patient portal, or arrive 30 minutes early to fill them out in person.

If you use a positive airway pressure (PAP) device, you may qualify for a discounted energy bill through the PG&E Medical Baseline Program. Download a PG&E application [PDF] prefilled by Richard Kanak, MD.

Contact us

Call our Sleep Disorders Center at (831) 649-7210 to:

  • Request an in-person appointment or video visit with a Montage Medical Group sleep specialist (no referral needed)
  • Schedule a sleep study (doctor’s referral required)

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