Integrated Clinical Care for Patients with Sleep Disorders
Loyola Medicine’s Center for Sleep Disorders provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Our multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists includes neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Loyola’s Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Loyola’s expert sleep specialists provide evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of sleep disorders, including:
- Circadian rhythm disorder
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- REM behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep eating
- Snoring and sleep apnea
How are Sleep Disorders Diagnosed?
A sleep study (called polysomnography) is sometimes needed for evaluation of problems such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, sleep-related epilepsy, periodic limb movement disorders and parasomnia.
You will be evaluated in a comfortable, homelike private bedroom that is equipped with electronic devices for monitoring your physiological processes; we use an ultraviolet closed-circuit TV monitor for observing your sleep. Board-certified sleep technologists perform the study; written and graphical reports with findings and treatment recommendations are prepared by board-certified sleep specialists and forwarded to the referring doctor.
Ongoing Research to Advance Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Loyola’s advanced Sleep Disorders Center is actively pursuing new research with a focus on patient-centered outcomes. As an academic medical center, Loyola is dedicated to improving future treatments by conducting research on new diagnostics and treatments. Loyola’s patients benefit from research discoveries made here; read about Loyola’s current clinical trials.