Treating Sleep Disorders
Are you extremely sleepy during the day? Do you have difficulty sleeping at night? Do you disturb your bed partner with your snoring or sleep patterns?
The Sleep | Wake Services at University of Utah Health specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders to help you (and your bed partner) get better sleep every night.
Offering state-of-the-art, on-site sleep facilities, our providers can observe and evaluate your sleep patterns. We also offer home testing equipment, education on sleep disorders, and sleep technologists who are aware of cutting-edge treatments and research.
Our multidisciplinary center explores many different possible solutions to give you the best sleep. We are also an accredited member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Plan Your Visit
You will need a referral from a cardiologist, pulmonologist, primary care physician, or other specialist in order to schedule an appointment with us. You will also want to check your insurance coverage before your initial visit. If you want to get a sleepy study, you will need to see one of our sleep providers first.
What Makes Us Unique?
Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified pulmonary, neurology, psychiatry, ENT, dentistry, and behavioral sleep medicine specialists. Our program is supported by the expertise of providers throughout the University of Utah School of Medicine. The collaboration between our experts ensures you will receive the most comprehensive care available.
Find a Sleep Wake Specialist
On-Site Sleep Facilities
With so many different problems that can cause poor sleep, it can be hard to know exactly why you're not sleeping well. Sleep Wake Services provides vital on-site sleep facilities managed by experts who use special equipment to monitor your sleep and diagnose the cause of your sleeping problems.
Using an overnight sleep recording called a polysomnography, some of this equipment monitors your:
- oxygen levels,
- rapid eye movement, and
- other important measures during your sleep.
Observation & Evaluation of Sleep Patterns
Diagnosing the true cause of sleep disorders requires testing by experts. Sleep Wake Services provides the following tests to observe and evaluate your sleep patterns.
- Overnight polysomnogram (PSG)
- Multiple sleep latency test -- A daytime nap study that measures how quickly you fall asleep during the day. It is often used to diagnose narcolepsy.
- Actigraphy -- A wristwatch-like device that records your movements.
- PAP-NAP studies -- A daytime sleep study conducted to desensitize patients who are anxious about PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy.
- Home sleep testing
Home Testing Equipment
We understand it can be more convenient to monitor your sleep patterns from home. Our Sleep Wake team provides home testing equipment that allows you to record critical measures of good sleep including:
- oxygen levels,
- your breathing,
- rapid eye movement, and more.
Education About Sleep Disorders
Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Do you have breathing problems in bed? Bad sleep can have many causes, so it's important that you have all the education you can about how to improve your shut eye. Our Sleep Wake team provides education about many types of sleep disorders--from insomnia to narcolepsy--and guides you in learning what you can do to improve sleep problems.