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Sleep Center

Many psychological and physical conditions can cause sleep disorders. Tri-State’s Sleep Diagnostic Center uses sophisticated techniques to monitor your sleep patterns, arousals, brainwaves, airflow, breathing effort, heart activity, oxygen levels and muscle activity.

To be on your way to a good night’s sleep, contact your primary physician about having a sleep study. A sleep study is done in one of the diagnostic center’s comfortable and private rooms. These rooms are decorated in calm colors, are softly lit, and are complete with an in-suite bathroom/shower, large comfortable bed, recliner and flat-screen TV.

Michael Coats, M.D., is the Sleep Diagnostic Center medical director. Our highly qualified staff include technologists who have received their Board of Registered Polysomonographic Technologists (BRPT) credentials.

Common Sleep Disorders

Tri-State Sleep Diagnostic Center diagnoses and treats a variety of sleep disorders, including:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most serious sleep disorder, is periodic obstruction of the upper airway during sleep. It is the most common medical cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, and is more common in men.
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is an irresistible limb movement often accompanied by a creeping sensation deep in the legs or arms, usually when you are trying to fall asleep. PLMD is characterized by rhythmic jerking of the fee or legs during sleep.
  • Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder of the central nervous system that regulates sleep and wakefulness.
  • Chronic Insomnia, the inability to go to sleep or stay asleep, affects productivity and well-being. Because insomnia is a symptom, the physician must search for the cause.


About the Center

The Sleep Diagnostic Center is located on the Tri-State campus in the Medical Office Building, 1119 Highland Avenue, Suite 8. Patients must be referred to the center by their primary physician and must be age 4 or older.


All commercial insurances will be billed for you, though co-pays are due at the time of  your visit.  If we are not in your insurance company’s preferred network, your insurance benefits may not pay us as they would an in-network provider and you will be responsible for the difference.

The following insurance plans are accepted:

  • Medicare
  • Regence
  • Idaho Medicaid
  • Washington Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • First Choice
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Molina
  • Uniform Medical
  • Premara Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

Call the Sleep Diagnostic Center with questions at 509.751.0223. To schedule an appointment, call 509.758.4663.

Helpful Websites Associated with Sleep Diagnostics

Find more information about sleep diagnostics and the treatment of sleeping disorders at:

  • Awake In America – Awake In America is a national non-profit corporation focused on sleep and sleep disorder issues. It helps establish community support groups and educational outreach programs, and it provides assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals who need a sleep study or PAP equipment.
  • Narcolepsy Network –  Narcolepsy Network’s primary focus is to improve the lives of those with the life-long neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Their members are people who have narcolepsy or related sleep disorders, such as Idiopathic Hypersomnia, their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment, research, and public education regarding narcolepsy.
  • National Sleep Foundation –  NSF is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) –  The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is to seek a cure for pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy, and awareness.
  • National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) –  The NCSDR, located within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),seeks to fulfill its goal of improving the health of Americans by serving four key functions: research, training, technology transfer, and coordination.


Additional Websites

Find more information from the National Institutes at:

  • National Institutes of Health –  The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
  • National Institute on Aging – NIA leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.
  • National Institute on Mental Health –  NIMH provides national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.
  • National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke – NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.

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