Sleep disorders are changes in sleeping patterns or habits. Signs and symptoms of sleep disorders include excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep, difficulty sleeping, and abnormal sleep behaviors.

A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. With accurate diagnosis, doctors can treat most sleep disorders effectively.

Why choose Mayo Clinic for sleep disorders

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in many areas have experience diagnosing and treating sleep disorders at Mayo Clinic. Each Mayo Clinic location offers a sleep disorders center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and staffed by specialists trained in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
  • Team approach. Doctors trained in many areas work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

    Doctors trained in mental health conditions (psychiatrists and psychologists), brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), lung and breathing conditions (pulmonologists), children's conditions (pediatricians), ear, nose and throat conditions (otorhinolaryngologists), dental conditions, and other specialties work together to diagnose and treat several types of sleep disorders.

  • Research. Researchers study new diagnostic tests and treatments for sleep disorders and conduct clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for respiratory disorders, for neurology and neurosurgery, and for ear, nose and throat in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery and for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

Why Choose Mayo Clinic

What Sets Mayo Clinic Apart

Mayo Clinic doctors treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders, including:

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Doctors trained in psychiatry and psychology, pulmonary medicine, neurology, and other areas diagnose and treat adults with sleep disorders at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Doctors trained in psychiatry and psychology, neurology, pulmonary medicine, and other areas diagnose and treat adults with sleep disorders at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Doctors trained in psychiatry and psychology, pulmonary medicine, neurology, pediatrics and sleep medicine, pediatric neurology, dental specialties, and other areas diagnose and treat adults and children with sleep disorders at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. You can also visit Mayo Clinic's patient education center and take a healthy sleep class.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Doctors trained in pediatrics and sleep medicine, psychiatry and psychology, pediatric neurology, and pediatric pulmonary medicine treat children with sleep disorders at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep medicine study new diagnostic tests and treatments for sleep disorders. Learn more on the Center for Sleep Medicine research website.

See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on sleep disorders on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Read about sleep disorders and the effects on pediatric health and obstructive sleep apnea and cardioembolic stroke risk.

Feb. 07, 2014