Sleep medicine doctors at Group Health specialize in the treatment of a patient’s sleep problems, such as snoring and sleep apnea. They see patients and conduct sleep studies at the Sleep Centers at Bethesda Butler County, Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, which are nationally recognized.
The goal is to help patients enjoy the benefits of improved sleep, including increased energy and function at home and work, and improved personal relationships. The Sleep Centers’ emphasis is also on prevention, helping the patient avoid:
- Diseases associated with poor sleep, fatigue and sleepiness
- Car and truck accidents
- Sleep-related cardiac and respiratory disorders
The Bethesda and Good Samaritan Sleep Centers are fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Disorders treated include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement
- Restless legs
Expertise in Sleep Medicine
The department has expertise in:
- Sleep disordered breathing
- Parasomnias and other movement disorders during sleep
- Sleep studies with patients age 15 and older
Psychologists with training in sleep medicine are available to conduct Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia.