Sleep Disorders Center

The UCSF Sleep Disorders Center offers a comprehensive range of services and treatments for conditions such as sleep apnea, insomnia, periodic limb movements, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and snoring.

The center operates a sleep testing laboratory on the Mount Zion campus. UCSF renovated an entire wing of the hospital to provide a hotel-like feel for patients' overnight sleep tests.

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the center sees more than 2,000 patients a year.

We host an educational support group for people with obstructive sleep apnea and their families. Visit our support group page to learn more.

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    Patient education

    Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

    Find tips on improving your sleep hygiene such as, sleep as much as needed to feel refreshed and healthy during the following day, and more.

    Melatonin and Sleeping Pills

    Melatonin is a hormone naturally found in the brain. In the absence of light, the pineal gland secretes melatonin, which may make you sleepy. Learn more here.

    Overnight Sleep Study

    At the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center, one of the methods we use to diagnose sleep disorders is an overnight sleep study. Learn more here.

    Sleep Quiz

    This quiz has been designed to help you identify potential sleep problems. Check the symptoms here that describe how you sleep.

    Snoring

    An estimated 20 percent of the population snores. Snoring is a symptom of a narrow or closed airway that can be caused by a number of things. Learn more here.

    Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

    Patients with sleep problems can follow some simple guidelines for a better night's sleep including: maintaining a regular sleep schedule and avoiding naps.

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management and Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Class

    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.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Support Group

    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.

    Patient Resource

    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.

    International Services

    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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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Related clinics

    Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery Clinic

    2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115

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