About the Sleep Disorders Centers
The sleep medicine expertise of Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital has now been combined into one program with two convenient locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. Both hospitals are members of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Each Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and offers advanced technology for the diagnosis of sleep problems.
What are common symptoms of sleep disorders?
Poor sleep can result from many disorders including stress, insomnia and obesity. One of the most common disorders is sleep apnea, when a person stops breathing during sleep. Spouses tend to recognize symptoms first, such as heavy snoring and waking up startled during the night unable to breath.
Why do I need a sleep study?
A majority of Americans report problems with their sleep, yet many suffer needlessly because they have not sought help. Left untreated, sleep disorders can contribute to heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, clinical depression, diabetes, and excessive daytime sleepiness that interferes with normal activities of daily living.
How do I get a referral?
If you believe you have a sleep disorder, you should consult your primary care physician. Primary care physicians or specialists can refer patients to the Sleep Disorders Centers at either Sibley Memorial Hospital or Suburban Hospital.