The Sleep Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

For some people, getting a good night’s sleep is as easy as closing their eyes. For others, it’s only a dream. The Sleep Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is putting sleep issues to bed with comprehensive care for sleep disorders that can take a tremendous toll on a person’s health. At the Sleep Center, we provide sleep consultations and testing to identify the underlying causes of sleep disturbances and determine the most appropriate treatments. 

Medical experts recommend that adults get seven to eight hours of sleep a night in order to feel refreshed and remain alert throughout the day. Unfortunately, sleep disorders keep millions of Americans from meeting this requirement. In turn, sleep disorders are linked to serious health conditions, including: 

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart arrhythmia 
  • Heart attack 
  • Stroke
  • Sudden death

If you suffer from sleep disturbances, speak to your physician about a referral to our Sleep Center. For more information, call us at (480) 412-3684.

About the Center

The Sleep Center is staffed by sleep health experts, including board certified sleep specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, registered sleep technologists, respiratory therapists and other health care experts. They work closely with hospital and community physicians to accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders. 

The Sleep Center provides sleep consultations, at-home sleep apnea testing and overnight sleep study evaluation in the sleep lab at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Sleep evaluation includes the use of specialized equipment to record a patient’s brain waves, breathing, heart rate and oxygen levels while sleeping. This information helps Sleep Center experts better understand the type and potential cause of a patient’s sleep issues.  

Disorders treated at the Sleep Center include: 

  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias
  • Snoring

If you suffer from sleep disturbances, speak to your physician about a referral to our Sleep Center. For more information, call us at (480) 412-3684.

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Patient Education

The Sleep Center holds monthly support groups addressing insomnia and CPAP use. Join us to share and learn ways to address your sleep concerns. Find out more about our support groups by calling (480) 412-3684.

Research

The Banner - University Medicine Neuroscience Institute participates in groundbreaking clinical trials including new investigational drugs and therapies. Our research staff often has the opportunity to explore new therapies even before they are FDA approved. This gives us the chance to bring the latest treatments to our patients as soon as possible. We also participate with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as a Stroke-net Satellite site. As our research continues to grow, we look forward to providing additional treatment options to our patients when other therapies have failed to manage their conditions in the past.

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

Sleep hygiene is the first step in improving your sleep. Some tips on good sleep hygiene include:

  • Go to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time
  • Avoid naps
  • If your mind is racing, get out of bed
  • Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, or caffeine before bedtime
  • Set your bedroom at a comfortable temperature, typically cooler
  • Turn off the television and other extraneous noise that may disrupt your sleep
  • Keep your room as dark as possible
  • Make sure you have a comfortable mattress
  • Hide your clocks if you are a clock watcher
  • Do not do rigorous exercise before sleep
  • Spend time winding down – a racing brain needs time to decelerate before sleep