Sleep Disorders Center

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Established in 1976, The University of Kansas Hospital's Sleep Disorders Center was the first established center in the region. Our multidisciplinary care team offers all available diagnostic and treatment options. Physicians on the team include specialists trained in:

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Comfortable, quiet atmosphere

Designed for optimal comfort, our sleep lab's testing rooms feature Sleep Number beds with high-quality linens. Other amenities include individual temperature controls, private bathrooms, noise control, ceiling fans and warm colors.

Our highly trained, experienced technicians conduct overnight sleep studies, or polysomnography, to diagnose the more than 80 recognized sleep-related disorders. They use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor the stages of sleep and other activity such as:

  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Breathing patterns
  • Heart rhythm
  • Leg movement activity
  • Sleep disorder symptoms

Symptoms range from excessive sleepiness during the day to abnormal or even violent behaviors at night. Sleep disorders can result in poor work performance, decreased cognitive skills and increased risk for accidents. They often cause major medical problems such as heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Common sleep disorders include:

  • Bruxism (clenching and/or grinding of the teeth)
  • Insomnia (irregular sleep-wake patterns)
  • Narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness)
  • Nightmares
  • Periodic limb movement in sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep)
  • Sleep walking
  • Snoring

The Sleep Disorders Center welcomes patients of all ages, including patients with disabilities. Our off-campus site provides easy access, convenient parking and a high level of security.