Insomnia, loud snoring or restlessness at night may point to a sleep disorder. But sleep problems don’t disappear when night ends. Being deprived of sleep affects your life — and your health.
University of Minnesota Physicians sleep medicine specialists provide a complete assessment of your sleep and a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Our program has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Featured clinics and services
Sleep Medicine Clinic
The first step is a clinic appointment with one of our sleep medicine specialists. Your physician may order an evaluation of your sleep patterns in our sleep center.
Our sleep center features state-of-the-art technology to monitor your sleep patterns. You’ll sleep in one of our specially equipped rooms, where your breathing, movement, and brain activity will be carefully monitored and recorded. Your physician will examine this sleep study to aid in diagnosis.
AWAKE is a mutual-help support group for people affected by sleep apnea.
Clinics & Providers
- Cervenka, Tereza, MD
- Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine Physician
- Dincer, H. Erhan, MD
- Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician
- Goltz, Bennett, PA-C
- Physician Assistant
- Howell, Michael, MD
- Sleep Medicine Physician
- Hsia, Jennifer, MD
- Otolaryngologist and Sleep Medicine Physician
- Hurwitz, Thomas, MD
- Iber, Conrad, MD
- Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician and Sleep Medicine Physician
- Kunisaki, Ken, MD
- Sleep Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist
- Meyers, Wendy, MA, APRN, CNP
- Nurse Practitioner
- Pusalavidyasagar, Snigdha, MD
- Sleep Medicine/Internal Medicine
Sleep’s relationship to health
Several million people have breathing problems that cause chronic sleep deprivation. Researchers in the University’s Center for Lung Science and Health study links between sleep disorders, illness and death, advancing our understanding of sleep’s relationship to overall health.
Standards for sleep centers
Conrad Iber, M.D., UMPhysicians sleep medicine specialist, developed national standards for the scoring of sleep in sleep centers. Iber has been named to the Best Doctors in America 2009-2010 database.
Help for children
Pediatricians at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital specialize in developmental and behavioral issues, including sleep-cycle problems.