The Practice to Choose for Sleep Disorders Treatment

For sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment in Ventura County, California, turn to the board-certified experts at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center. We’re a trusted clinic that’s been serving the residents of this community since 2004, and we’re proud to be certified by the American Commission for Health Care Services (ACHC). We offer both in-lab and at-home sleep studies, and no matter which option you choose, you can look forward to receiving exceptional care.

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What Sleep Disorders Do We Treat?

The experienced providers at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center have experience treating a wide array of conditions causing sleep disturbances, including:

Circadian rhythm refers to activity within the 24-hour day. Sleep and wake is but one set of activities. Most of our bodily functions are modulated by changes across 24 hours. One example of a circadian disturbance is jet lag.
Hypersomnia is characterized by excessive sleepiness during the day, whereas insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, waking frequently during the night, waking too early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep. Insomnia can last for several days, (transient), stop and start (intermittent), or last for more than one month (chronic).
Narcolepsy is usually described as excessive daytime sleepiness. It can begin at any age and continues through life. It is believed that there is a hereditary predisposition. The main symptoms are “sleep attacks” that can occur without warning, and cataplexy, which is the sudden loss of voluntary muscle control.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is the most common sleep disorder, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is caused by a functional obstruction of the upper airway which results in breathing pauses (apneas) and disruption of sleep (arousals). These pauses can occur hundreds of times throughout the night. Symptoms associated with sleep apnea include: High blood pressure Obesity Large neck size (greater than 17 inches) Snoring, snorts, gasps, choking Daytime sleepiness Restless sleep Breathing pauses Frequent urination Untreated sleep apnea can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, weight gain, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, memory problems and headaches. Sleep apnea is also linked to poor work quality, decreased libido, automobile accidents, depression, and ADHD in children. The diagnosis of OSAS requires a complete history, physical examination, and a overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). Treatment options include weight loss, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the use of an oral appliance, and surgical remedies. Patients should discuss a sleep evaluation with their doctor if they have any of the following problems: Loud excessive snoring Snoring that wakes the patient at night Gasping and choking during sleep Dry mouth, sore throat, or headache in the morning Daytime sleepiness and fatigue High blood pressure
Parasomnias are disruptive sleep-related disorders. Abnormal movements, talk, emotions and actions happen while you’re sleeping although your bed partner might think you’re awake. Examples include sleep terrors, sleepwalking, nightmare disorder, sleep-related eating disorder and sleep paralysis.
Periodic limb movements in sleep are repetitive movements, typically in the lower limbs, that occur every 20-40 seconds. The movements may be brief muscle twitches, jerking movements, or an upward flexing of the feet. They can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
Periodic limb movements in sleep are repetitive movements, typically in the lower limbs, that occur every 20-40 seconds. The movements may be brief muscle twitches, jerking movements, or an upward flexing of the feet. They can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

Certain substances and conditions, such as dust, pollen, animal dander, cold or humid air, upper respiratory infections, or stress may trigger an asthmatic attack. When the airways react the muscles around them tighten. This causes the airways to narrow and less air flows to the lungs.

Asthma frequently develops in childhood and is the most common cause of chronic illness in children. In the United States more than 22 million people are known to have asthma with 6 million being children.

Effective medications are available to help control and treat asthma. Patients who work closely with their physicians are able to manage the disease effectively and live relatively healthy and active lives.

Notably, we are the only local practice offering pediatric sleep disorders treatment, consisting of sleep evaluations and continued management. We’re experienced at treating patients aged 13 and older.

Consult With a Specialist

Are you ready to take the next step forward with sleep behavior disorder treatment? If so, contact West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center today and ask to schedule a consultation. We offer sleep disorders treatment at our offices in Oxnard and Camarillo, both of which are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need to be seen promptly, be sure to let us know—we have same- and next-day availability, and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment at the time that’s best for you. We also offer telemedicine services, making us an ideal choice for individuals who live outside our area as well as those who reside locally but have difficulty visiting our offices in person.

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Pulmonology & Sleep Disorder Specialists You Can Rely On

When you need top-notch pulmonology care or treatment for a sleep disorder, we’re the specialist you can trust. We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, comprehensive treatment, and patient-centric service.

Meet Our Team

The experienced team of medical providers at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center is here to provide you with top-notch care that goes above and beyond to meet your needs. All of our providers are board-certified in internal medicine and many also hold additional board certifications in pulmonary disease, sleep medicine, and critical care medicine. Our bilingual staff can speak English and Spanish for our patients’ convenience.

Allison Wastak, MSN, FNP, AGACNP


Zachary Taich, M.D.


Laura Craver, PA-C


Darren Maehara, M.D.


G. Sofia Nelson, M.D.


Osezemeghonghon (Seze) Obilor, M.D.


Andrew Weymer, M.D.


Movses Hayrabedian, M.D.