Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Actigraphy
    Allows our sleep medicine specialists to assess sleep/wake patterns if you are experiencing a sleep disorder such as insomnia, a circadian rhythm sleep disorder or restless legs syndrome.

  • Beck Depression Inventory
    To determine whether or not your sleep is affected by depression, this test measures the intensity and depth of your depression symptoms.

  • Berlin Questionnaire
    This test contains questions that focus on snoring, daytime sleepiness and your history of high blood pressure to determine whether you're likely to have sleep apnea.

  • BiPAP Therapy
    Used to treat more than just sleep apnea; it's also useful if you have various lung disorders.

  • Biofeedback Therapy
    During biofeedback therapy, you're connected to sensors that measure relaxation to produce reduced muscle tension and normalized blood flow.

  • CPAP Therapy
    If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, your physician may recommend continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

  • Chronotherapy
    Chronotherapy is a method to treat delayed sleep-phase syndrome in which bedtimes are gradually delayed by an increment of two to three hours each night until your desired bedtime is reached.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    If you have a long-term sleep problem such as insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy can help you identify and correct thoughts and beliefs to overcome your condition.

  • Dental Appliances
    Dental appliances are devices that can be custom–made by a dentist or oral surgeon to fit your teeth and jaw.

  • Endoscopic Treatments
    Our Gastroenterology & Hepatology specialists offer Endoscopic Treatments as a part of our Comprehensive Weight Management Center.

  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
    Developed by researchers in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to measure the extent of daytime sleepiness.

  • Fatigue Severity Scale
    The Fatigue Severity Scale is a method of rating your level of fatigue to suggest whether or not you need further evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist.

  • Genial Bone Advancement Trephine
    GBAT is a surgical option for treating sleep apnea, a disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

  • Genioglossus Advancement
    The goal of this surgery is to try to enlarge the airway so that you can breathe easier while sleeping.

  • Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty
    To control snoring or mild forms of sleep apnea, laser-assisted uvuloplasty can be performed to remove the uvula and surrounding tissue to open the airway behind the palate.

  • Light Therapy
    Light therapy is a method used to treat sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), circadian rhythm disorders, depression and other conditions.

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
    A maintenance of wakefulness test isolates you from outside factors that can influence your ability to fall asleep, such as temperature and noise.

  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
    Maxillomandibular advancement is a surgical procedure in which your upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) are moved forward to correct a facial deformity or sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing
    Daytime multiple sleep latency testing may be used to diagnosis narcolepsy, a condition where you fall asleep frequently during the day.

  • Nasal Valve Repair
    If you cannot breathe effectively due to sleep apnea or snoring problems, nasal surgery may be recommended.

  • Occlusal Splints
    Occlusal splints are removable dental appliances (bite plates, night guards) molded to fit the upper or lower arches of your teeth to manage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, bruxism and sleep apnea.

  • Partial Uvulectomy
    Your head and neck surgeon may suggest removing a portion of the uvula known as a partial uvulectomy to treat sleep apnea or snoring.

  • Pillar Procedure
    The Pillar procedure is a relatively noninvasive procedure in which several tiny polyester implants are placed into the floppy portion of the roof of the mouth to treat sleep apnea.

  • Positional Therapy
    This therapy involves positioning your body so that your airway is more likely to remain open while sleeping.

  • Septoplasty
    If you are experiencing sleep apnea, snoring problems, chronic sinusitis or frequent nosebleeds, you may consider surgery known as septoplasty to correct a deviated septum.

  • Sleep Log
    A sleep log or sleep diary is a record of your sleep and wake times, usually over a period of several weeks or months, that you or your caregiver keeps.

  • Sleep Study
    At our state-of-the-art facility, a polysomnogram, also referred to as a sleep study, is one of the many diagnostic tools that are used to determine the causes of sleep disorders. A home sleep study may be possible for some patients as well.

  • Tongue Base Advancement with Hyoid Myotomy
    To try and correct the site of obstruction in the upper airway causing sleep apnea, a tongue base advancement with hyoid myotomy can be performed.

  • Tongue Base Somnoplasty
    In situations in which the tongue is felt to be only a minor contributor to your sleep apnea, tongue base somnoplasty can be performed.

  • Turbinectomy
    Turbinectomy is a surgical technique that is used to help alleviate chronic nasal congestion; correct a deviated septum; minimize snoring; or make it easier for you to fall into a deep sleep if you have sleep apnea.

  • Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
    With this sleep apnea treatment, a small implanted device senses your breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping your airway open during sleep.