There are more than 80 sleep disorders, and some of them can be life threatening.
If you believe you have a sleep disorder, describe your symptoms to your primary care physician. Snoring, for example, may indicate the most common disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, which contributes to many health issues, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Resolving sleep problems may prevent more serious health problems from developing.
The Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is dedicated to patient care, education, and research through excellence in healthcare delivery and innovations in biomedical research. The division is strongly committed to providing superior medical education for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellows, internal medicine residents, and medical students. Several faculty members in the division have received teaching awards from the College of Medicine.