- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have significant experience in diagnosing and treating REM sleep behavior disorder. Each Mayo Clinic location — in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota — offers a sleep medicine center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and staffed by specialists trained in treating sleep disorders. Mayo Clinic doctors treat hundreds of people each year with REM sleep behavior disorder.
- Teamwork. Doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurology), lung and breathing conditions (pulmonary medicine), mental health conditions (psychiatry), and other specialties collaborate to treat REM sleep behavior disorder.
- Research. Mayo Clinic researchers actively study REM sleep behavior disorder and other sleep disorders to help determine the most appropriate treatment options.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
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