The Johns Hopkins Sleep Medicine Program began in the mid-1970s, when a sleep research laboratory was established within the Department of Psychiatry at Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center).
The Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center now specializes in the evaluation of all types of sleep disorders including sleep disordered breathing, narcolepsy and disorders of hypersomnia, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias and sleep-related movement disorders, such as restless legs syndrome. In addition, a behavioral medicine clinic is available for insomnia patients who may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy. Clinic physicians are certified in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).
A complete array of sleep laboratory testing is provided in two convenient ABSM-accredited laboratories in the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. The sleep laboratories provide all types of diagnostic and therapeutic sleep procedures including overnight polysomnography, CPAP and bi-level positive airway pressure titrations, multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing for adults.
In-laboratory testing is complemented by portable sleep study monitoring, which is provided for in-patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Finally, research studies are conducted by the Sleep Core Laboratory of the General Clinical Research Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, please call 410-550-7386, or fax 410-367-2710.
If a provider would like their patient to have overnight sleep testing prior to their clinic evaluation, a referral form must be completed and faxed to the office for review. Office notes including a history and physical and any necessary insurance referrals also must be included.
The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.
The ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network is comprised of hundreds of mutual self-help support groups in nearly all 50 states for people affected by sleep apnea. The A.W.A.K.E. Network has established a support group in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.
The NSF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders. This includes helping everyone better understand the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep habits, and recognizing the signs of sleep problems so that they can be properly diagnosed and treated.
The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides the latest information about restless legs syndrome (RLS). The three goals of the Foundation are to increase awareness, improve treatments, and through research, find a cure for RLS, a condition which severely affects the lives of millions of individuals.