Treatment begins with a personal focus at the University Hospital Sleep and Breathing Disorders Clinic. We offer the full spectrum of diagnostic techniques, treatments, and advanced medical technologies so patients’ sleeping and breathing disorders can be effectively managed in their own environment.
Who We Are
We are among the most advanced sleep and breathing centers in the nation. Accredited by both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Joint Commission, we are unique in that we diagnose and treat all common sleep disorders, plus respiratory difficulties caused by neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
Our multidisciplinary medical team includes board-certified clinicians in sleep medicine, pulmonology, and neurology. These clinicians also collaborate with colleagues in otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and psychiatry. Our team includes registered sleep technologists and licensed respiratory therapists with many years of clinical experience.
What We Treat
Our Sleep Disorder Program treats a full range of common sleep disorders, including sleep-disordered breathing, difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), and sleep/wake pattern disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders.
Our Breathing Disorders Program focuses on the assessment and management of respiratory problems in patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), spinal cord injury requiring respiratory support, and scoliosis.
Sleep Disorders Testing
Our facility includes a six-bed sleep laboratory for overnight sleep studies. The laboratory features private bedrooms and bathrooms in a comfortable and spacious testing center that includes equipment to monitor brain activity, cardiac activity, breathing pause, snoring, oxygenation, chest and abdominal activity, and limb movements. Patients are monitored throughout the night by technical staff experienced in sleep medicine.
Home sleep apnea tests are available to evaluate patients with suspected sleep disordered breathing. In addition, multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) are available to assess hypersomnia conditions such as narcolepsy. Finally, actigraphy testing is available to test patients for suspected circadian rhythm disorders.