Neuro/Psych Sleep Clinic
The UCSF Neuro/Psych Sleep Clinic specializes in sleep disorders. We evaluate and treat patients for conditions that include insomnia, periodic leg movements, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias (sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder), narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep apnea.
While all patients with sleep concerns are welcome, the clinic particularly focuses on those who have neurologic or psychiatric disorders
Our team includes physicians trained in neurology, psychiatry and psychology.
When needed, the clinic arranges sleep studies at the UCSF sleep testing laboratory, located at 1600 Divisadero Street on the Mount Zion campus. The clinic also offers one-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Major Depression
Effect size of active compared to sham stimulation (mean difference in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score before and after the sham and treatment periods). Higher MADRS score indicates more severe depression; ...
Tissue-specific Insulin Resistance in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Role of Hypoxia
Stable isotope will be used to determine the changes in hepatic and extra hepatic insulin sensitivity
Social Experiences and Sleep Study
Sleep onset latency is the time (in minutes) from "lights out" in the sleepon the nights following the social rejection task and the control task laboratory to onset of sleep, as measured via polysomnography
Biomarkers of Depression and Treatment Response
Effect size of active stimulation (mean difference in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score) before and after morning and afternoon treatment course. Higher MADRS score indicates more severe depression; the overa...
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) as a Treatment for Acute Fear
Primary outcome will be the VAS-A "fearful" rating obtained at the end of tDCS/CO2 inhalation. AOT pupil response will be obtained every 10 minutes after the end of the tDCS/CO2 inhalation period to map the duration of persistent ...
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West in neurology & neurosurgery
Best in Northern California in psychiatry
Case Management and Social Work
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Pulmonary Support Groups
The UCSF AWAKE ("Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic") Obstructive Sleep Apnea Support Group is for people with this sleep and breathing disorder.
Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Insurance card
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Previous sleep studies
- PAP equipment (machine, mask), if used
- Any additional medical records you think are relevant
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
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English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Sleep Disorders Center
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Psychiatry Research
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry brings together experts from several disciplines to investigate many aspects of mental illness and health. They are dedicated to improving the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.
UCSF Department of Neurology Research
The UCSF Department of Neurology conducts research to improve understanding of neurological disorders, with the goals of finding better treatments and methods of prevention.