Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.