Do you have a sleep disorder?
Lack of proper breathing during sleep makes you wake, possibly hundreds of times during the night, as the body struggles for air. Getting a proper diagnosis for sleep issues can be a life-saving decision. Ask yourself or your loved ones these life-saving questions:
- Do you snore? Note: You may need to ask your bed partner. :)
- Are you sleepy frequently during the day?
- Do you often fall asleep watching TV, or while reading, or even talking?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. And, it's important to know, you are not alone. About 49 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Nearly 60% of these people suffer from high blood pressure coupled with a high risk of stroke or heart attack. Sufferers may fall asleep on the job and while driving.
In order to lead a healthy and productive life, most people need between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of quality sleep. Without it, we risk consequences we do not even realize. Conditions associated with sleep-related disorders include:
- Coronary artery disease.
- Congestive heart failure.
- Mood disorders.
- Memory problems.
Arbor Health: Help for your sleep disorder
Your personal physician will be able to refer you to Arbor Health's sleep lab for a comprehensive diagnosis of your sleep difficulties. At Arbor Health, we understand it’s about your overall health, not just getting enough sleep. It’s about saving your life.
Dr. Jakdej Nikomborirak, affectionately known as "Dr. Jak" by many of his patients and staff, is a traveling specialist, meaning he works with local medical providers for much of the day-to-day patient care and has specific office days at several locations. In the case of Arbor Health, it is with Jennifer Montoure, ARNP, FNP-C, in the Specialty Clinic.
In addition to seeing patients in Arbor Health, Specialty Clinic, Dr. Jak is also regularly scheduled at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend and Whidbey Health in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. He joined the Morton medical staff in 2018.
Dr. Nikomborirak reports that he enjoys traveling to small communities to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders, "To boldly go where no sleep doctors have gone before."
Jennifer Montoure, ARNP, FNP-C, is a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in sleep medicine and women’s healthcare. She sees her clinic patients in the Morton Hospital Specialty Clinic.
Jennifer grew up in Randle and graduated from White Pass High School before attending Centralia College to earn her Registered Nurse degree. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and made the transition from nurse to provider by obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing at Simmons University.
Jennifer worked Morton Medical Center providing primary care before starting at the Morton Hospital Specialty Clinic.
Jennifer lives locally with her husband and two young children. She enjoys outdoor activities and is active in volunteering for local youth sports.