Clinicians at Yale New Haven Hospital's Sleep Medicine Centers evaluate, diagnose and treat sleep disorders and sleep-related conditions. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the sleep medicine program offers a coordinated approach to the management of a variety of sleep disorders and related conditions.
The sleep medicine team includes physicians from the Yale School of Medicine who are internationally recognized for their expertise in the sleep medicine field. These clinicians are board-certified in sleep medicine in addition to internal medicine, pulmonary disease, neurology and pediatrics. Our registered polysomnographic technicians have extensive experience monitoring sleep disorders.
Sleep Medicine Program
The Sleep Medicine program offers comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment services for those who are unable to get a restful night sleep. As an interdisciplinary program, clinicians work closely with a network of specialty providers who are board-certified in bariatric surgery, cardiology, dentistry, neurology, otolaryngology and psychology. The program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The sleep medicine team diagnoses, treats and manages the following conditions and sleep-related disorders.
- Evaluation of patients with heart failure and stroke
- Excessive sleepiness
- Movement disorders during sleep
- Parasomnias (sleepwalking, talking and abnormal sleep behavior)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift-related work disorders
- Sleep apnea-related seizure disorders
- Sleep-related breathing disorders (i.e. snoring, sleep apnea etc.)
It is the interruption of the normal sleep pattern associated with repeated delays in breathing. Sleep apnea often shows rapid improvement after surgery. In most patients, there is a complete resolution of symptoms by six months following surgery.
Research and innovations
The clinicians at the Sleep Medicine Center are at the forefront of research on cardiovascular and stroke complications of sleep apnea; and the ways of reducing the risk of these conditions. Our physicians were the first to demonstrate that sleep apnea causes stroke and diabetes; and how appropriate treatment can lower the risk.
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Yale Sleep Medicine Program
Pediatric Sleep Center
Learn more about Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Pediatric Sleep Center.