Sleep Disorders Center
At the University of Chicago Sleep Disorders Center, we help people to manage or end their disruptive sleep behaviors. Our board-certified sleep medicine experts specialize in the assessment of respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders in adults and children including the following:
- Sleep apnea
- Idiopathic hypersomnia
- Restless legs syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Circadian rhythm disorders (including delayed and advanced sleep phase syndromes, irregular sleep-wake patterns, shift work sleep disorder, and jet lag)
- Chronic insomnia
- Parasomnias (including confusion arousals, leg cramps, nightmares, acting out dreams, periodic and rhythmic movement disorders, sleep starts, sleep talking, sleep terrors, sleepwalking, and REM sleep behavior disorder)
- Sleep disorders in children and teens
Some sleep disorders are caused by other medical or psychological conditions. This is why our experts work closely with physicians in other specialties, including neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, bariatric surgery, primary care, and critical care. By working in multidisciplinary teams, we are able to effectively treat sleep disorders and the conditions that cause them.
University of Chicago sleep medicine specialists provide care at our main campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and at our new downtown Chicago location at 150 E. Huron. Both locations are equipped and staffed for sleep studies and feature private bedrooms with a full-size bed, private bathroom and television.
Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Our pediatric sleep medicine team offers outpatient clinic and overnight sleep studies at our main campus in Chicago, and will soon open additional clinics and sleep labs in several suburban locations. »Learn more
Advancements in Sleep Research
The University of Chicago is a leading institution in the study of sleep medicine. Our physicians and scientists are credited with significant breakthroughs, including the discovery of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep in 1953.
Today, our research team conducts leading-edge investigations to better understand how sleep patterns affect metabolism, the immune system, and other aspects of our health. With ongoing research at the University of Chicago, our patients often have access to the newest treatments for their conditions.