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About Us...


The West Valley Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association. Dr. Gordon Dowds, our Medical Director, is Board Certified in Critical Care, Internal, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine.

We offer cost effective, sophisticated diagnostic polysomnography. Because we are an Accredited facility Medicare has approved our services. We accept all types of insurance including most HMO’s.   

What is a sleep disorder?

There are three main categories of sleep disturbance:  

  1.  The inability to fall asleep.
  2.  The inability to stay asleep.
  3.  The inability to stay awake during the daytime.

Other disorders involve internal body rhythm alterations or are primary disorders of excessive sleepiness. Disorders affecting nighttime sleep are very common. These include obstructive sleep apnea and periodic leg movements.

How are sleep disorders diagnosed? 

To accurately diagnose most sleep disorders, the patient will need to undergo a study called a Polysomnogram. This is an overnight study that is performed in our accredited facility. The study consists of measuring brainwave and muscle tone activity, eye movements, heart rate and rhythm, breathing patterns and oxygen levels. This polysomnogram is attended and monitored by a highly trained technologist.

Benefits of our diagnostic program:

  • State of the art sleep studies.
  • Sleep study results returned within three business days.

Contact Information

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West Valley Sleep Disorder Center
7320 Woodlake Blvd
West Hills, CA 91307
Suite #200
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phone: (818) 715-0096
fax: (818) 716-1875

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