Established in 2005 by Dr. Ron Cridland, the Kelowna Sleep Clinic is the first publically funded, private sleep lab in Western Canada. It began as a Sleep Disorders Clinic with a three bed sleep lab and one physician. It has expanded to a six bed lab with three physicians operating three hundred and sixty days per year. All the doctor visits and sleep studies are covered under the Medical Services Plan of BC. Patients must be referred by a physician. We receive referrals primarily from the Interior of BC but we do see patients from all over BC, Prairies, and Yukon. We provide comprehensive sleep disorder diagnostic and treatment services and are prepared to manage all of the more than 30 sleep disorders. We have a particular interest in the non-pharmacological management of Insomnia. In addition, through a subsidiary company, Good Sleep Health Inc, we also carry CPAP and a variety of other treatment options for Obstructive.
Dr. Cridland graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1982, and received his certification with the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 1984. After practicing health promotion for a number of years, he discovered that there were a number of patients living healthy lifestyles who were not feeling as well as they should for all the effort they were making. It turned out that sleep was the missing link. This prompted him to train in Sleep Disorders Medicine in Santa Rosa, California with neurologist, Dr. Jon Sassin. Later he trained with Psychiatrist, Dr. Adam Moscovitch at the Canadian Sleep Institute in Calgary, Alberta. He became certified with the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 1999. He established the Kelowna Sleep Clinic in 2005, the Nanaimo Sleep Clinic in 2007 and the Vernon Sleep Clinic in 2018. These publicly funded clinics and labs provide consultation and diagnostic services for the full spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr. Cridland has a particular interest in the non-pharmacologic management of insomnia.
Dr. McFayden graduated from University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Medicine in 2005. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2010. He joined the staff at the Kelowna Sleep Clinic in April 2013. He has a keen interest in sleep medicine. He obtained a certificate in Clinical Polysomnography and Sleep Medicine at the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Bray graduated from London Hospital Dental College, London, England in 1978. After immigrating to Canada he graduated from University of Toronto Dental School in 1981. He worked in underserved areas in Northern Ontario for 3 years before settling in Kelowna and practicing general dentistry for 16 years. He returned to the UK to write, teach and restrict his practice to TMD, Sleep disorders and advanced Full Mouth Reconstruction. During his time in the UK he studied in the field of Prosthodontics and achieved his Post Graduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from Kings College London. After this, he completed Certificate level in Implantology at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. During this time, he also studied in the US, Scotland, Germany and India. Travelling to Boston, Mass. he earned his Fellowship Exams in Facial Pain and Sleep Disorders. In Boston, he worked as a University lecturer and clinical demonstrator at Tufts University, sharing his time with the Center for Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard. He achieved his 2-year Post Graduate Behavioural Sleep Medicine qualification from Glasgow and attended the Royal Brompton Hospital before returning to Kelowna in 2013 where he works solely in the field of TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine.