The UCLA Sleep Disorders Center faculty is a multidisciplinary group actively involved in basic and clinical research aimed at determining the conditions that result in sleep disturbances and identifying successful treatments to overcome and prevent sleep disturbances in children and adults. The center also serves as a medical referral facility for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and provides education for both professionals and the community designed to increase awareness of sleep-related conditions.
A nationally accredited program with more than half a century experience in diagnosing and managing sleep disturbances, the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center is a recognized leader and pacesetter in the clinical practice of sleep medicine and sleep research. The Center's highly trained and experienced staff includes physicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and registered polysomnographic technologists, who are proficient in evaluating and diagnosing a range of sleep difficulties, and providing patient education. The team designs personalized treatment programs to manage a broad spectrum of sleep disorders in adults and children including obstructive sleep apnea; excessive daytime sleepiness; snoring; insomnia; restless legs syndrome; parasomnias; narcolepsy; shift work sleep disorder; jet lag syndrome and various other sleep problems.
The UCLA Sleep Disorders Center has continuously been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and takes great pride in providing outstanding patient care and leadership in sleep education and research in the community. We are excited to celebrate the opening of our new facility, which sets a new standard for sleep centers and is superbly equipped to treat the growing number of people suffering with sleep disorders. Current plans are under way for the establishment of multidisciplinary programs to manage sleep apnea, and insomnia, as well as the implementation of a new sleep medicine fellowship in the future.
The UCLA Sleep Disorders Clinic offer new patients and returning patients appointments at which they meet with sleep specialists to discuss their problems, explain their medical histories and undergo physical examinations. A new appointment typically takes 60 minutes, whereas a return appointment usually takes about 30 minutes. An appointment at UCLA sleep Disorders Clinic is not an appointment for an overnight sleep study, although some patients who are seen in a clinic do need such studies and can be scheduled to have them on a subsequent night. The outpatient clinic appointments are critical to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
The UCLA Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Alon Y. Avidan MD, MPH.