Treating sleep apnea, insomnia and other disruptive sleep conditions
If you regularly experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or daytime drowsiness, you may have a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, depression or diabetes, so it's important to discuss sleep problems with your doctor.
Are you at risk? Take our 5-minute Sleep Health Assessment now.
Our sleep medicine specialists get to the source of your sleep problems
Many different factors contribute to sleep disorders: breathing problems, psychological problems, physical discomfort, shift work. So at SLUCare, we've assembled a team of sleep medicine doctors from different specialties to evaluate your symptoms and offer the right treatment for your needs.
Our sleep medicine team includes:
- Joseph R. Espiritu, M.D., FAASM, pulmonologist and co-director of the Sleep Disorders Center
- Raman Malhotra, M.D., neurologist and co-director of the Sleep Disorders Center
- Fouad Reda, MD, psychiatrist and director of the Insomnia Clinic
- Patricia Dettenmeier, ANP, DNP, director of the CPAP Adherence Clinic
Our physicians are fellowship-trained and board-certified. They are faculty members at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Why SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center?
SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine — the gold standard in sleep medicine services. Through our collaborative approach, we provide comprehensive treatment for all types of sleep disorders, including:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome
- Circadian rhythm disorder (shift work disorder)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
When you visit the Sleep Disorders Center for a sleep study, your test results will be interpreted by a physician and given to you before you leave the lab.
Learn what happens during a sleep study.
SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center is one of the few sleep centers to offer help for patients suffering from insomnia. In our Insomnia Clinic, patients get the latest treatment options, including behavioral therapies and strategies for getting a peaceful night's sleep without medication.
CPAP Adherence Clinic
A CPAP machine can effectively treat sleep apnea, but only if used correctly and consistently. In our CPAP Adherence Clinic, patients learn how to comfortably use a CPAP machine to breathe easier during sleep.
SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center
3545 Lafayette Ave., Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63104
For more information or to schedule a sleep evaluation or referral, please contact the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center at (314) 97-SLEEP.