Overview

Overview

Established in 1978, Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorders Center was among the first in the nation dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in people of all ages. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by physicians specializing in sleep disorders from a variety of disciplines, including pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, psychology, psychiatry, otolaryngology and family medicine. More than 9,000 sleep studies are performed in our laboratories each year.

Sleep Medicine began to develop into an organized medical specialty in the 1970s. Since then, major advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and sleep laboratories are found in most large communities in the United States. However, not all sleep laboratories are accredited and some are accredited for limited services. Despite the growth of sleep medicine in recent years, many unanswered questions remain about the causes of sleep disorders, the role of genetics, the social, psychological and medical consequences of sleep disorders and chronic sleep deprivation, as well as the legal issues surrounding sleep disorder symptoms. For that reason, physicians, nurses and technical staff dedicated to the advancement of sleep research in Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorders Center are using sleep studies to find the answers to these important questions.

In patients with poor quality sleep or daytime sleepiness, the first step toward a better night's sleep is a comprehensive evaluation by a Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders specialist. Your physician may recommend testing with an overnight and/or daytime sleep study. Once your disorder is diagnosed, a treatment plan will be designed specifically for you. As part of your sleep disorder treatment, your sleep medicine physician may recommend a consultation with a sleep psychologist, psychiatrist, otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist), dentist or a physician specializing in weight reduction.

Treatment Outcomes

View a comprehensive overview of outcomes from across the Neurological Institute, including treatment outcomes for insomnia, the before and after results from PAP therapy and pediatric studies at Cleveland Clinic.

What We Treat Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Appointments

Appointments

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a Sleep Disorders Center specialist, please call 216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264.

For more information on the Sleep Disorders Center, please call 216.444.2165.

If you are unable to keep your appointment or if you have an upper respiratory infection causing significant nasal congestion, please call 216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264.

Please contact the Sleep Disorders Center at 216.444.2165 at least 48 hours in advance to reschedule your appointment.

Virtual Visits

Whether you're a new or existing patient, you can get an initial evaluation or follow-up care from a Sleep Disorders Center specialist using your phone, tablet or computer. This means there's no travel or parking, less waiting and significant time savings. Call 216.636.5860 to schedule a virtual visit for you or a loved one and get details on cost and set-up instructions.

MyChart

MyChart connects you to your health care team from the comfort and safety of home. With this secure, online tool you can manage your appointments and complete pre-visit tasks, communicate with your providers, and keep track of your test results and medications.

Locations

Beachwood

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3750 Orange Place
Beachwood, Ohio 44112

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from this location.

Instructions
After entering the hotel, please follow the signs for the Sleep Disorders Center and check in with our Registered Polysom Technician.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from this location.

Instructions
When you arrive for your sleep study please enter through the hospital atrium main entrance. You may use valet service until 8:30 p.m. or park in the parking garage. (Valet available only Monday through Friday). When you arrive please pick up the phone on the valet desk just inside the front door and dial “0”, ask for Security and let them know you are here for a sleep study. A Security officer will come and get you and escort you to the Sleep Center. If you bring a sleeping pill with you to take before the test, please make arrangements to have someone to drive you home in the morning.

Please remember it is important that you arrive at your scheduled time.

Independence

Courtyard Marriott
5051 West Creek Rd.
Independence, Ohio 44131

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit.

Instructions
After entering the hotel, please follow the signs for the Sleep Disorders Center and check in with our Registered Polysom Technician.

Lorain

Cleveland Clinic Superior Medical Sleep Disorders Center
1959 Cooper Foster Park Road
Lorain, OH 44053

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from this location.

Main Campus

Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
S Building
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

Located on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in the S Building, the Sleep Disorders Center offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Our facilities include state-of-the-art sleep laboratories, outpatient clinic facilities and conference rooms for group medical visits and educational activities.

Our sleep laboratories are specifically designed to perform a variety of advanced polysomnographic techniques including sleep testing in the pediatric population. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from a number of our locations.

Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center has full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1984.

Medina

Motel 6
3122 Eastpointe Dr.
Medina, Ohio 44256

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from this location.

Instructions
After entering the hotel, please follow the signs for the Sleep Disorders Center and check in with our Registered Polysom Technician.

North Olmsted

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
24901 Country Club Blvd.
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit. HST (Home Sleep Test) equipment is also available for pick up from this location.

Instructions
After entering the hotel, please follow the signs for the Sleep Disorders Center and check in with our Registered Polysom Technician.

Twinsburg

Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
8971 Wilcox Dr.
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

Sleep studies for adult patients and adolescents ages 8 and older are performed at this unit.

Instructions
After entering the hotel, please follow the signs for the Sleep Disorders Center and check in with our Registered Polysom Technician.

Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical Trials & Research

Sleep Disorders Research Programs

The Neurological Institute advances research into disease of the brain and spine and conducts clinical therapeutic trials to support patients with neurological disorders. Our multidisciplinary research collaboration combines the expertise of clinical principal investigators with state-of-the-art imaging and data analysis to establish and implement new approaches to the treatment of neurological diseases. In addition, the Neurological Institute trains clinical fellows, full-time research fellows, and residents as next generation clinical research scientists.

Clinical trials and research are the key for advancing medial knowledge and patient care. They provide hope through offering testing of new drugs, new surgical techniques or other treatments before they are available. 

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Refer a Patient

The Sleep Disorders Center offers direct referral lines to ease the process of making a patient referral.

To refer a patient to the Neurological Institute via phone, please call our dedicated physician referral hotline at 216.445.8455. An intake coordinator will handle your call directly. If you are unable to reach an intake coordinator, please leave a message and they will return your call within the work day (if left before 1 p.m. ET) or the next work day (if left after 1 p.m. ET).

To refer a patient to the Neurological Institute via fax, please download and complete our physician referral form and fax to 216.636.2596.

DrConnect

Stay connected to patients you refer to Cleveland Clinic through online updates and electronic medical records.

Sleep Skills Group

Does your patient suffer from insomnia? Find out if your patient would benefit from our Sleep Skills Group service.

Consult QD

Our neurosciences blog for physicians. Join clinicians and researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute in this open forum for discussion of the latest advances in patient care, research, and technology — specifically for healthcare professionals.

CME Programs

The Center for Continuing Education is responsible for one of the largest and most diverse CME programs anywhere in the world. We offerlive CME coursesandfree online CME activities.

Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Additional Resources

Screening and triaging children with sleep disorders is challenging in a busy clinic. Find out answers to commonly asked questions that may help in ascertaining whether a sleep study or consult is needed.

Resources

Resources

Recommended Reading

  • No More Sleepless Nights, Workbook, Revised Edition by Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Eshelman and Matthew McKay
  • Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming by Mary Caskadon, PhD
  • Body Rhythms: Chronobiology and Peak Performance by Lynne Lamberg

More than 50 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep deficiency. If bedtime is dread time, this definitive book by one of the nation’s foremost sleep experts is for you.

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, an acknowledged leader in the field, directs Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. Through her book, you will:

  • Recognize when you have a sleep disorder and learn the first steps to treat it.
  • Understand the strong connection between restful sleep and good health - sleep is not optional!
  • Get the latest research on sleep disorders, including diagnostic tests, drugs and promising new treatments.
  • Learn to improve your sleep habits through healthier diet and exercise routines.

You can purchase "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders" online at kaplanpublishing.com, amazon.com, or wherever Cleveland Clinic books are sold.

Sleep Health Articles

Frequently Asked Questions from Patients

Access our doctors' detailed, informative responses to patients' questions related to Sleep Disorders from previous discussions. Topics include advice about treatments and medications.

Other Sleep Resources & Organizations