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If you have trouble sleeping, the sleep providers at UMass Memorial Medical Center can help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. Our providers offer you comprehensive diagnosis and management for more than 81 sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders We Treat

Our providers diagnose and treat the following sleep problems and more:

Sleep Disorders Services in Central Massachusetts

Our team of sleep medicine doctors – which includes pulmonologists, neurologists and psychiatrists – and other health care professionals work together to provide you these services:

  • Clinical evaluation and management
  • Unattended portable home sleep testing, a technology that allows patients who meet specific criteria to complete their diagnostic sleep testing in the comfort of their home
  • Actigraphy, a noninvasive method of monitoring human rest/activity cycles over a period of time
  • Behavior modification instruction for insomnia
  • Chronotherapy and light therapy for circadian rhythm disorders
  • Specialized breathing devices, such as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure), ASV (adaptive servo-ventilation) and dental appliances for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pediatric sleep medicine

We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is a designated provider of the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program, one of few sites nationwide.

Alternative Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Our otolaryngologists now offer an alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, called Inspire.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 22 million Americans. OSA occurs when soft tissues in the airway collapse during sleep and block the flow of oxygen to the brain. The brain senses a lack of oxygen and wakes the body up just long enough to take a breath, then the body falls back asleep.

The device is called a hypoglossal nerve implant. It’s the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. The Inspire device stimulates your tongue to open your airway when you breathe in while sleeping.

You may be a candidate for the implant if:

  • You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • You’re unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
  • You’re not significantly obese
  • You’re over the age of 18
  • You have had a sleep study in the past one to two years

To see if you qualify and to learn more, contact the Inspire team at 508-456-9316.