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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Home Sleep Test
    The home sleep test is a modified version of a sleep study, self-administered in your home with a portable monitor, rather than sleeping overnight in a sleep laboratory.

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

  • 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.