Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Offering evaluation and treatment of the full range of sleep disorders.
  • Do you wake up and then struggle to get back to sleep?
  • Do you fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as at work?
  • Do you constantly feel tired, regardless of how much you slept the night before?
  • Do you feel like it takes far too long for you to fall asleep?
  • Do you snore?
  • Do you wake up with a headache?
  • Do your legs or arms jerk or twitch during the night?

A good night’s sleep is vital to maintaining good health. In fact, sleep deprivation can lead to serious health issues. If you’re experiencing sleep problems, ask your provider about the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH or the Center for Sleep Medicine at Weeks Medical Center.

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer evaluation and treatment of the full range of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and more.

Services at both locations include the following:

  • Pediatric and adult sleep services
  • Full neurologic exams
  • Clinical diagnostic services and treatment for patients with symptoms that suggest a sleep disorder
  • Patient evaluation by a sleep center physician
  • Polysomnography (sleep evaluations in which electrodes measure brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, respiration, heart rate and rhythm)
  • A board-certified sleep medicine specialist at both locations, to review all interpretations
  • Patient education
  • Individualized plan of care
  • Troubleshooting
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Biphasic Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
  • Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV)


Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH:

Initial patient consultations are held on the 2nd floor (2-North area) of Androscoggin Valley Hospital. Sleep lab suites and an intervening technical control viewing area are located on the 3rd floor. Each patient suite has a television and internet access for the convenience and comfort of our patients. In addition to its Medical Director, Joseph DellaValla, MD, FACP, the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH features a number of certified sleep technologists.

For more information or an appointment with Joseph DellaValla, MD in Berlin, Colebrook, or Glen, please call (603) 752-2300.

Center for Sleep Medicine at Weeks Medical Center:

Initial patient consultations for the Center for Sleep Medicine at Weeks Medical Center are performed by Irving Smith, DO, Board Certified Internist and Sleep Specialist, on the 2nd floor of the newly constructed Lancaster Patient Care Center, as well the Weeks Medical Centers Whitefield and Littleton offices. Overnight sleep studies are available to be performed at home for qualifying patients, or in our spacious and quiet sleep lab conveniently located in the hospital wing of Weeks Medical Center.

For more information or an appointment with Irving Smith, DO in Lancaster, Littleton or Whitefield, please call (603) 788-5292.

Sleep Medicine Providers