Sleep affects every organ and system in your body, which is why you need more than just a good night’s rest if you are having sleep related issues, you need experts to help you understand and treat what’s keeping you from a restful night’s sleep.
The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists in neurology, otolaryngology, pulmonology and psychiatry. The Center is among the largest academic facilities in the country with nearly 4,500 clinic visits and more than 5,500 sleep studies conducted a year.
What We Treat
The U-M Sleep Disorders Center has three locations in order to diagnose and treat patients who have problems with their sleep or their level of alertness. There are about 100 different sleep disorders, and we treat all of them, including:
- Chronic insomnia
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Excessive drowsiness
- Restless legs syndrome
- Idiopathic hypersomnia – daytime sleepiness without an obvious cause
- Circadian sleep disorders, including delayed sleep phase syndrome
- Parasomnias – behaving in a way that’s undesirable during sleep, such as sleepwalking
Once a diagnosis is made, a wide range of effective treatment strategies are available. The majority of sleep problems can be improved, controlled, or eliminated.
Sleep Clinic and Labs
Our Center includes a number of general and specialized sleep disorder clinics and laboratories. The Michael S. Aldrich Sleep Disorders Laboratory is where many of the overnight sleep studies take place and where many of our clinics are held. The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Laboratory at the KMS Building on south State Street is another location for sleep studies, as well as a sleep clinic and testing lab at Domino’s Farms and a special clinic for college-aged students.
We recognize that coming to a strange place to sleep can be difficult. Our specialized sleep technologists are highly experienced and help to make the testing process comfortable. The University of Michigan also offers home testing for certain sleep disorders. When you are evaluated in our clinic, we can determine if home testing may be an option for you to consider.
Our laboratories use standard guidelines published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, but also offer some specialized approaches not found at many other programs – like our unique Alternatives to CPAP Clinic.
Beyond just testing for sleep disorders, we also work with patients to ensure that treatments are effective. We then follow up with patients regularly over time, in situations where primary care physicians may not be familiar with sleep disorders or prefer that a specialist be involved in the long-term care of the sleep disorder.
Accreditations and Recognition
The Sleep Disorders Center is a central component of the U-M Center for Sleep Science, recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a Comprehensive Academic Sleep Program of Distinction – one of only several in the U.S. This designation means we have been recognized for demonstrating excellence through compliance with rigorous standards in the areas of clinical service, educational mission and research accomplishments across many different areas within sleep medicine and sleep science.
If you think you might have a sleep disorder and need to be evaluated, please call 734-936-9068 to schedule an appointment. A physician referral is required and needs to be received prior to any appointment date.