Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Unhealthy sleep and sleep deprivation are linked to heart disease, depression, obesity and lower life expectancy. Seventy million people suffer from chronic, severe sleep disorders in the United States alone. These include difficulties sleeping at night, problems with excessive daytime sleepiness, or other medical problems that may occur or be exacerbated during sleep.

For detailed information on how to prepare for your appointment, see Planning Your Visit under Care & Treatment section in the menu above.

Sleep Medicine Center
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450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-6601 Getting Here
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450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-6601 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Faculty at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center includes specialists in obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, and other sleep disorders.

Our clinical staff is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pulmonary specialists, and pediatricians. We also work closely with sleep apnea surgeons, dentists, and orthodontists, all of whom specialize in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Care and Treatment for Sleep Disorders

Pioneering Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center has played a critical role in the development of the field of sleep medicine. The Center was founded by Dr. William C. Dement and Dr. Christian Guilleminault in the 1970's and has been the site of numerous advances in sleep ever since. For example, Dr. Mary Carskadon's invention of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test used to diagnose narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia and Dr. Rachel Manber's launch of the first group therapy program for Insomnia in 1999. 

On July 26, 2008 Stanford University paid tribute to Dement to celebrate his 80th birthday and 45th year of service to Stanford

Stanford was also the first sleep disorders clinic to offer treatment to children with sleep disorders. In addition, many groundbreaking genetic advances and discoveries have taken place at Stanford such as the 1999 discovery that Narcolepsy is caused by a lack of hypocretin, the identification of a genetic marker for sleep apnea which is also associated with Alzheimer's and cardio vascular diseases. Today the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine is an internationally renowned sleep center recognized for our outstanding patient care and innovative sleep medicine research. In 2009, the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center moved to a state-of-the-art facility in the new Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City. The sleep center has 14 clinical beds, four additional beds dedicated to research and treats more than 5,000 adults and children each year, including patients from all over the world. The clinic is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has an ACGME- accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.

The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center works to improve coordination among the various specialties involved in treating patients. Our faculty includes specialists in obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, and other sleep disorders. Our clinical staff is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pulmonary specialists, and pediatricians. In addition, we work closely with sleep apnea surgeons, dentists, and orthodontists, all of whom specialize in the treatment of sleep disorders. The Center has more than 100 doctors, research faculty, staff, and students who are devoted to the study and treatment of sleep and sleep disorders. As the birthplace of sleep medicine, the center has a long history of important contributions to the field of sleep medicine. We strive to continue this trend by through growth and development. The Sleep Center spans across multiple scientific and medical specialties. Our research interests range from seeking the genes associated with sleep disorders to studying the neurological and chemical systems that regulate sleep and waking. We have several basic research labs ranging from genetics to neurobiology, as well as an active clinical research department with projects in areas such as insomnia, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, comparative effectiveness and disease registry.

Clinical Trials

The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences & Medicine has a robust, multi-disciplinary research program with several areas of focus that range from seeking the genes associated with sleep disorders, to studying the neurological and chemical systems that regulate sleep and waking, to conducting clinical trials of promising new methods to treat sleep disorders.

We regularly have new clinical studies opening across a wide number of medical specialties. If you would like to be contacted if/when such studies become available, please complete this secure, on-line survey.

When a study involves human subjects the researchers must carefully evaluate what type of individuals should participate in the study and develop inclusion and exclusion criteria to ensure appropriate individuals are enrolled. These criteria are devised for safety purposes and to ensure that the researchers will be able to devise conclusions based on the data collected. Each study has a study coordinator who works with the principal investigator to evaluate whether a person meets eligibility criteria.

For Patients

Please call us to schedule a consultation appointment with a sleep physician. Return patients select option 1, new patients select option 2.

To be seen for a specific service (insomnia program, restless legs syndrome, parasomnia or narcolepsy clinic) please notify our staff when making your appointment.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Please see the Care & Treatment section for detailed information about Planning Your Visit.
  • To expedite scheduling, please verify that your referring doctor has submitted a referral to the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.
  • For adult patients, login and complete the online Adult New Patient Questionnaire before your visit.  If you are unable to access the online form, you may print and complete a paper form to bring with you to your appointment.
  • For new pediatric patients, bring a completed Pediatric Questionnaire to the appointment.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-723-6601

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Our clinic diagnoses and manages both pediatric and adult patients with sleep problems. When you refer a patient to the Stanford Sleep Clinic, we want to assure you that we will provide the same level of care you provide your patient. We share your goal of diagnosing and treating your patient so that they can return to living a healthy life.

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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