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.
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.
This quiz has been designed to help you identify potential sleep problems. Check the symptoms here that describe how you sleep.
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
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery
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.
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.
We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.
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
- 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
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.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
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