Stephanie has been a patient with the University of Maryland Medical System for years. She comes to the UMMC Midtown Campus to help manage her diabetes, sleep and lung health.

Getting a good night's sleep is extremely important to physical and mental health. 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 difficult or even impossible to get a good night's sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause increase your fight-or-flight stress hormones, making you feel very stressed. It can also affect your concentration and ability to work, as well as your social life. Your quality of life suffers when you have a sleep disorder.

At the University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center, our sleep specialists work with you to determine the type and cause of your sleep problems. Together, we develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure you get you a good night's sleep.


We work with any sleep disorder that interrupts your normal sleep patterns. Our specialists also provide 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 very serious. Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea, causes shallow breathing or stops your breathing for a few seconds to several minutes.

Sleep Disorders Diagnosis

To determine your sleep disorder, you will meet with one of our sleep specialists and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs. If recommended, you can participate in a sleep study.

Sleep Study

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

Make an Appointment

To learn more about sleep disorders or make an appointment with one of our sleep specialists, please call: