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.

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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

Sleep Disorder Treatments

The key to successfully treating a sleep disorder is an accurate diagnosis. There are over 100 different sleep disorders, and each of those has a different treatment approach. For some disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea , there are several choices available, so it is important that you discuss the options with your physician and develop a treatment plan.

If you would like to pursue a treatment for a previously diagnosed sleep disorder, schedule an appointment with the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. Visit the Planning Your Visit section for more details.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of the treatment options listed below.

Treatments for sleep related breathing

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

A treatment for sleep apnea which uses a machine to help keep the patient's airways open while sleeping.

Sleep surgery

A range of surgical options to treat obstructive sleep apnea disorders by increasing the size of the airway to reduce the likelihood that it will collapse during sleep.

Chronotherapy

The use of circadian or other rhythmic cycles in therapy to treat sleep disorders.

Oral appliances

A device worn in the mouth during sleep to keep the soft tissue in the airway from collapsing as a treatment for sleep apnea and other airway-obstruction sleep disorders.

Behavioral measures for sleep disorders

Non-surgical treatments for sleep and breathing related disorders.

Positional therapy

Therapy to enable patients with sleep apnea or other obstruction disorders to train them to sleep on their sides, effectively resolving or reducing sleep disordered breathing.

Treatments for insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI)

Therapy to guide patients through a series of changes in sleep-related behaviors wit h a focus on addressing key factors that contribute to the persistence of insomnia.

Medications for Insomnia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved certain medications for the treatment of insomnia called hypnotic medications or sleep medications.

Treatment for shiftwork/circadian rhythm disorders

Bright light therapy

A light therapy used to manage circadian rhythm disorders such as delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS), by gradually enabling a shift to normal societal sleeping patterns.

Treatment for restless legs syndrome

Treating restless legs syndrome

Sleep specialists normally treat RLS with a combination of pharmacological treatments and behavioral advices.

Treatment for pediatrics

Treating pediatric sleep disorders

Behavioral modification, medications or supplements, or other specific interventions may be recommended to treat pediatric sleep disorders.

Treatments for narcolepsy/hypersomnia

Treating narcolepsy

Sleep specialists normally treat narcolepsy with a combination of behavioral changes (primarily scheduling nocturnal sleep and naps) and medications

Treating Kleine-Levin syndrome

There is no specific, definitive treatment to cure or control KLS, also known as recurrent hypersomnia. Some aspects of the disease can be managed.

Treating idioptathic hypersomnia

Treatment is based on the symptoms displayed and on a careful analysis of their most probable cause(s).

Clinical Trials

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 or schedule a sleep study. 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

  • 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 or bring a completed form to your appointment.
  • For pediatric patients, bring a completed Pediatric Questionnaire to your appointment, if applicable.

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 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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