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Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center

It’s normal to have trouble falling or staying asleep now and then, but chronic sleeplessness can be a serious health issue.  If you’re experiencing a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea, sleep specialists at Rush will help diagnose and treat your problem so you can get the rest you need.

The Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center includes experts in psychology, neurology and pulmonary medicine. The team consults with many other specialists at Rush, including sleep surgeons, to ensure optimal care for patients.

The sleep lab at Rush — used to analyze patients' sleep patterns — includes eight comfortable bedrooms with an advanced computer monitoring room.

Founded in 1978, the Sleep Disorders Service Center has treated more than 20,000 patients.

Late-night snackers, beware. Research, including studies by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, has shown that irregular sleeping and eating patterns are interacting factors that potentially impact obesity.

A new therapy for sleep apnea called upper airway stimulation (Inspire) does not require a mask or oral appliance, works with the body’s natural breathing patterns and is simple to use.

If you're like most Americans, you're not getting enough sleep. Over time, as you continue to sleep less than you need and not let yourself make up the lost sleep, you build up a chronic sleep debt. Here are some tips for zeroing out your sleep debt.