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Chronic sleep disorders affect about 40 million people in the U.S.

Proper sleep allows your body to repair and regrow tissue, build bone and muscle, and strengthen your immune system.

Sleep disorders are medical conditions that interrupt your normal sleep patterns.

Left untreated, these may result in serious conditions including heart disease and stroke.

Generally, adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Sleep disorders make it hard or impossible to get a good night's sleep. The resulting sleep deprivation can cause overproduction of fight-or-flight stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. It can also affect your concentration and ability at work and while driving, your social life and general quality of life.

At the University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center, our sleep doctors work with you to determine the type and cause of your sleep disorder, and develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure you get you a good night's sleep. We provide adults with advanced treatment for insomnia and sleep apnea.


One of the most common sleep disorders, insomnia, is trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia may be temporary, lasting a few days or weeks, or chronic, lasting more than a month.

Sleep Apnea

This common sleep disorder can be serious. Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea, causes shallow breathing or causes you to stop breathing for a few seconds to several minutes.

Sleep Disorders Diagnosis

You will meet with one of our sleep doctors to determine your sleep disorder and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs.

Sleep Study

We do overnight sleep studies in our sleep lab to diagnose sleep-related breathing disorders such as:

  • Movement disorders
  • Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders that cause extreme daytime tiredness
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep-related neurologic seizure

Make an Appointment

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