Sleep Disorders Center
The Cleveland Clinic Florida Sleep Disorders Center, a part of the Neurological Institute, is multispecialty, comprehensive program dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and wake disorders in adults. The center comprises specialists in neurology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, and critical care medicine. More than 1,500 sleep studies are performed in our laboratories each year.
Our diagnostic sleep laboratory is supervised by two Sleep Board certified physicians. We use a multidisciplinary approach involving sleep specialists, pulmonologists, ear-nose-throat specialists and psychologists or psychiatrists to diagnose and treat problems related to daytime sleepiness, snoring, trouble staying asleep, headaches in the morning, difficult to treat hypertension, etc., which could be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep related problems.
What Are Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders can affect the quality and quantity of sleep or can cause difficulty maintaining normal wakefulness — both of which can cause impaired daytime functioning and a host of medical, psychiatric and psychosocial problems. There are more than 80 different types of sleep disorders that afflict about 70 million Americans.
What We Treat
There are more than 80 sleep disorders, most of which fall within six main categories:
- Sleep-related breathing disorders
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Sleep-related movement disorders
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What We Treat In South Florida
We are experts in the treatment of a broad range of sleep disorders, using a variety of advanced techniques such as:
- Polysomnograms (PSG) for the evaluation of sleep apnea and abnormal movements in sleep
- Video electroencephalography-PSG for the evaluation of parasomnias and nocturnal seizures
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy and other daytime sleepiness disorders
- Positive airway pressure (PAP) titration studies to determine the appropriate pressure setting of patients’ PAP machines to effectively treat sleep apnea
- Diagnostic and treatment studies for high-risk, challenging populations, including those with heart failure and neuromuscular disorders, bariatric surgery patients and cognitively impaired/ disabled individuals
- Go!To Sleep Program - An interactive, online program, designed to be most beneficial for people who are experiencing short term insomnia (development of insomnia in the past 1-6 months).
Testing & Diagnosis
What Services We Offer In South Florida
In patients who experience trouble sleeping, the first step towards treating these disorders is a comprehensive evaluation:
- PAP troubleshooting for patients who have anxiety about starting:
- PAP therapy, are claustrophobic, or are having difficulty tolerating
- PAP therapy for their sleep-related breathing disorder
- Sleep Apnea Management (SAM) Clinic to help patients successfully use PAP therapy
Home Sleep Testing
Home sleep testing is a diagnostic test that helps determine whether you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a potentially serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. The testing is done in the comfort of your home, instead of a sleep laboratory, using a portable sleep monitor
Once home sleep testing has been ordered, you will be scheduled for an appointment with one of our technologists to learn how to operate the device. Our Cleveland Clinic Florida Sleep Disorders Center staff will:
- Document your height, weight and neck circumference
- Provide you with our HST sleep questionnaire
- Show you an educational video
- Demonstrate how to activate the home monitoring equipment for your sleep study
The portable sleep monitor is easy to activate. It includes a recording device, sensors, and belts and is powered by AA batteries. It records information including your airflow, breathing effort, blood oxygen levels and snoring during your sleep. You will have the opportunity to practice applying the device with one of our sleep technologists so you are more comfortable using the equipment on your own.