Sleep Disorders - University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center
Director: Ronald David Chervin, M.D., M.S.
The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Clinic is an outpatient medical facility for diagnosing and treating sleep-related disorders. It is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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Patients are seen for a variety of conditions including:
- Excessive somnolence
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Periodic leg movements
- Restless leg syndrome
Unlike the sleep disorders clinic which is designed to collect initial history and discuss possible treatment plan, the Michael S. Aldrich Sleep Disorders Laboratory offers nighttime sleep studies (polysomnograms) and multiple sleep latency tests. In order to undergo a sleep study, patients must first be evaluated at the sleep disorders clinic or have a referral for a sleep study by their provider.
Information for Patients:
The most common problems that bring patients to the Sleep Disorders Clinic are sleepiness during the day and insomnia at night. However, many other problems are also seen, including loud snoring that disrupts sleep of patients and their families. Some patients have abnormal nocturnal behaviors, such as acting out dreams, sleep walking, or seizures during sleep. Others have circadian rhythm problems, such as difficulty going to sleep at night combined with difficulty waking up early enough for work or school. A common complaint is that of restless legs, in which patients cannot fall asleep because they have an irresistible urge to move their legs. Some patients have memory or attention difficulties that can arise from problems with sleep, and others (especially children) come with problems related to daytime hyperactivity or other behavioral issues. Poor sleep health habits or difficulties with sleeping pills are also common reasons for people to be seen in the Sleep Clinic.If you come to the Sleep Disorders Clinic, a physician will spend much of the first visit asking you about your medical and sleep history. He or she will perform a physical examination. You will then hear some ideas about what may be causing your sleep problem. Often, but not always, an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram) in the Sleep Laboratory will be recommended. The purpose usually is to confirm the presence of a sleep disorder, or to help assess how severe it is. A letter summarizing the information reviewed during your visit, and the sleep specialist's impressions, generally is sent to your referring physician. Diagnoses made and later treated at the Sleep Disorders Clinic vary widely. Some of the most common diagnoses are obstructive sleep apnea, psychophysiological insomnia, inadequate sleep hygiene, and restless legs syndrome. Other diagnoses include, for example, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep-related seizures, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleepwalking, periodic leg movements during sleep, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and limit-setting sleep disorder.
Appointment Number: 734-936-9068
Med Inn Building
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 7, Room C728
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5734
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