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Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • ENT specialists at Rush can surgically repair your deviated septum, as well as treat chronic sinusitis, obstructive sleep apnea and other related conditions.
  • Hypersomnia

    Hypersomnia is excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged sleep at night. People with hypersomnia may get 10 hours of sleep at a time or more. They are often excessively drowsy during the day. Hypersomnia can be the result of certain cancers, depression or have no known cause (idiopathic hypersomnia).
  • Insomnia is a sleep disorder defined as the perception or complaint of not enough or poor-quality sleep
  • Parasomnias

    Parasomnias are unintended events or actions that happen during sleep, while falling asleep or while waking up. Common parasomnias include sleepwalking, sleep talking, bedwetting (also called enuresis) and night terrors.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition. People who have it experience uncontrollable urges to move their legs, as well as leg pain and discomfort. Episodes of restless legs syndrome often occur at night, which can make sleeping difficult.
  • Sleep apnea is a common, potentially life-threatening sleep disorder that most commonly occurs when a person's airway collapses or becomes blocked (this is called obstructive sleep apnea). People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breathing while they are asleep.
  • Snoring occurs when the soft tissue surrounding the upper airway vibrates as you breathe. It is quite common — about half of all adults snore occasionally. Men snore more than women, and people who are overweight are also more prone to snoring. While snoring can disrupt your bed partner's sleep, it can also cause frequent awakenings at night and daytime sleepiness for the person who snores.