Sleep Medicine


Phone:  (360) 379-2249
Fax:      (360) 379-2298

Jefferson Healthcare Sleep Medicine diagnoses and treats sleep disorders.  Primary care physicians refer their patients to our sleep center for consultations related to a variety of sleep disorders. Dr. Jakdej Nikormborirak, MD, known as Dr. Jak, is a sleep medicine specialist and the medical director of the sleep center.  Also, part of the sleep medicine team is Debra Puerner, ARNP.

Jefferson Healthcare Sleep Medicine is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology. This equipment monitors a number of sleep indicators, including brain waves, muscle activity, limb movements, heartbeat, breathing, oxygenation, and other body functions. Our technical staff, many of whom are registered sleep technicians or respiratory therapists, have many years of sleep medicine experience.

If you have difficulty waking up and you often feel drowsy during the day, you may not be getting enough quality sleep. If you feel this applies to you, below are a list of symptoms and conditions that may be causing interruptions to your sleep:

Selected Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder

  • Interrupted breathing during sleep
  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Acid reflux during sleep
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Drowsiness while driving
  • Falling asleep at school, during meetings, or on the job
  • Insomnia/difficult sleep initiation
  • Irritability/depression

Selected Conditions that May Contribute to Sleep Disorders

  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frequent bathroom use
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
It’s a good idea to talk with your physician about any sleeping problem that recurs or persists for more than a week. Your physician can help you make a plan to control or prevent poor sleep.  Most sleep disorders can be successfully treated or controlled, after they are properly diagnosed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (360) 379-2249.