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

Download 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

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Appointments

Appointments

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 216.636.5860 or toll-free 866.588.2264. For more information, 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 toll free 866.588.2264. Contact the Sleep Disorders Center at 216.444.2165 at least 48 hours in advance to reschedule your appointment.

Virtual Visits

Select patients can now see our specialists online from their home or office by using the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. This service allows patients a fast, secure and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer. Virtual visits cost only $49, and the benefits of choosing this appointment option include no travel or parking, no facility fee, less waiting, significant time savings and the convenience of seeing your physician from wherever you choose.

If you would like to use Express Care Online for your next visit, please call your provider’s office. If you are eligible, our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the cost of your appointment and setup instructions.

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 check in at the front desk. Inform them that you are with Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center.

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 check in at the front desk. Inform them that you are with Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center.

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 motel, please check in at the front desk. Inform them that you are with Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center.

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 check in at the front desk. Inform them that you are with Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center.

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 check in at the front desk. Inform them that you are with Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Oxidative Stress in Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Disease

(NIH/NHLBI HL079114 K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Career Development Award, 2006-2011, PI: R Mehra) The goal is to assess changes in oxidative stress and intermediate cardiovascular measures including vascular stiffness in patients with sleep-disordered breathing who receive CPAP and sham CPAP in a randomized parallel design study.

This study is in analysis phase. If you would like more information on this study please contact Joan Aylor, Research Coordinator, at 216.445.1698.

Phase II Trial of Sleep Apnea Treatment to Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity

(1RC2HL101417-01, 2009-2012 NHLBI, PI: S Redline, Site PI: R Mehra, Co-Director Electrophysiology Core: R Mehra): The study aims to evaluate the utility of a novel application of nocturnal supplemental oxygen in treating patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events with sleep apnea. This will identify which pathophysiological pathways may be improved by blunting the physiological stress of intermittent hypoxemia compared to improving airway patency. The study will lay the ground work for a definitive Phase 3 study that will address the role of sleep apnea interventions in CVD risk reduction.

This study is in analysis phase. If you would like more information on this study please contact Joan Aylor, Research Coordinator, at 216.445.1698.

Sleep-Related Respiratory and Electrophysiological Atrial Fibrillation Predictors

(NHLBI 1 R21 HL108226-01A1, PI: R Mehra). Perform detailed analysis of the baseline ECG and respiratory data collected from ~3000 MrOS Sleep Study participants and relate these markers of electrical stability (p/t wave propagation) and respiratory related phenotypes to incident arrhythmia.

This study is currently active. If you would like more information on this study please contact Joan Aylor, Research Coordinator, at 216.445.1698.

For Medical Professionals

For Medical Professionals

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

Referrals
Find resources for referring physicians, including physician consults, transfers and a liaison service.

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

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 offer live CME courses and free 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.

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