The center also serves as a medical referral facility for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and provides education for both professionals and the community designed to increase awareness of sleep-related conditions. A nationally accredited program with more than half a century experience in diagnosing and managing sleep disturbances, the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center is a recognized leader and pacesetter in the clinical practice of sleep medicine and sleep research.
The Center's highly trained and experienced staff includes physicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and registered polysomnographic technologists, who are proficient in evaluating and diagnosing a range of sleep difficulties, and providing patient education.
The team designs personalized treatment programs to manage a broad spectrum of sleep disorders in adults and children including obstructive sleep apnea; excessive daytime sleepiness; snoring; insomnia; restless legs syndrome; parasomnias; narcolepsy; shift work sleep disorder; jet lag syndrome and various other sleep problems. The UCLA Sleep Disorders Center has continuously been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and takes great pride in providing outstanding patient care and leadership in sleep education and research in the community.
We are excited to celebrate the opening of our new facility, which sets a new standard for sleep centers and is superbly equipped to treat the growing number of people suffering with sleep disorders.
Current plans are under way for the establishment of multidisciplinary programs to manage sleep apnea, and insomnia, as well as the implementation of a new sleep medicine fellowship in the future. The UCLA Sleep Disorders Clinic offer new patients and returning patients appointments at which they meet with sleep specialists to discuss their problems, explain their medical histories and undergo physical examinations. Insomnia is one of these because of how sleep deprivation affects a person's cognitive awareness, reflexive and reaction capability, and the physical impairment that can result in injury to self or to others.
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Insomnia is primarily diagnosed by clinical evaluation through a thorough sleep history study as well as a detailed medical, substance, and psychiatric history study. The sleep history should cover all aspects of sleep complaints including: the inability to fall asleep, the inability to stay asleep, other sleep-related symptoms, and daytime consequences from the lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep. The primary treatment goals for insomnia are to improve sleep quality and quantity, and to improve insomnia related daytime impairments.
While helping patients gain quality and quantity of sleep is most certainly a goal, it is essential to recognize and treat comorbid conditions that commonly occur with insomnia. Depression, suicidal tendencies, chronic pain, and inappropriate alcohol or substance abuse must be identified and evaluated for treatment of insomnia to be effective. The ultimate goals of insomnia treatment include reduction of sleep and waking symptoms, improvement of daytime function, and the reduction of distress.
Physicians must monitor patients with clinical evaluation, questionnaires, sleep logs, and continued sleep studies.