What Is Sleep Medicine?
Sleep is not an expendable luxury -- it is a biological necessity. Lack of sleep, or the presence of undiagnosed sleep disorders, can carry serious health consequences. Ranging from common snoring to serious life-threatening conditions, sleep disorders affect the lives of approximately 70 million Americans. That is about 1 in 5 people. Sleep medicine specializes in diagnosing, evaluating, treating and managing sleep disorders in all age groups.
For over 20 years, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center (SDC) has been a recognized leader and pacesetter in the practice of sleep medicine. The highly trained and experienced professional staff includes physicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine as well as registered polysomnographic technologists who utilize the most sophisticated technology to evaluate and monitor adults and children who have difficulties associated with sleep.
Conducting sleep studies around the clock, the SDC – which consistently meets the highest standards of the prestigious American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) – is committed to maintaining quality patient care and is housed in a state-of-the-science facility featuring tranquil, “hotel-style” accommodations that promote comfort and nurture restoration to good health.