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Sleep Disorders Program

Clinical research in sleep medicine has a long and distinguished tradition at the University of Michigan. Michael S. Aldrich, M.D., for whom the sleep disorders laboratory in University Hospital is named, earned an international reputation for the Sleep Disorders Center, specializing in narcolepsy and other causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Areas of interest in clinical research include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and other forms of sleep-disordered breathing
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness and its assessment
  • Behavioral and cognitive effects of sleep disorders in children
  • Treatment of sleep apnea in children by tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Sleep laboratory methods
  • Optimal ways to identify consequential sleep apnea in children
  • Restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements during sleep
  • Interactions between the immune system and sleep
  • Sleep and epilepsy
  • Oral appliances in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea
  • REM sleep behavior disorder

For more information, please visit the Sleep Disorders Center Web site.