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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by specialists in this area. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Cognitive therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy as it is more commonly called today, is an active, structured form of psychotherapy based on the idea that the way a person views the world has a major influence on his or her emotions and behavior.
  • For people with obstructive sleep apnea who cannot tolerate CPAP, upper airway stimulation therapy (e.g., Inspire therapy) may offer an innovative alternative. It is a surgically-implanted system that monitors your unique breathing patterns and provides just enough stimulation to contract the throat muscles to keep your airway open. Sleep surgeons at Rush are among the first in the U.S. to offer this therapy.
  • Light Therapy

    People undergoing light therapy sit near a device that mimics natural light. Light therapy is a treatment for people who suffer from circadian rhythm sleep disorders, which disrupt the body's internal clock. It can also be used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression linked to the lack of light in winter. There are also specialized forms of light therapy to treat certain skin disorders, including psoriasis, vitiligo, scleroderma, acne, precancerous skin lesions and other conditions.
  • Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental disorders and other psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues and relationship issues. Common types of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy and couples therapy.
  • Sleep surgeons at Rush offer advanced treatments for obstructive sleep apnea and other conditions that affect your breathing and ability to sleep.