A good night’s sleep should be more than just a sweet dream
Getting enough sleep doesn’t just leave you feeling refreshed. It plays a vital role in keeping you well.
Research shows that ongoing sleep disorders can play a part in many health problems. Among them are heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, cancer and depression.
Wisconsin Sleep and our other sleep medicine clinics specialize in helping adults and children get the sleep they need. We diagnose sleep disorders using the latest technology. We also offer the most up-to-date therapies to treat them.
Conditions and treatments
Bringing better sleep to adults and children
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
Excessive sleepiness and narcolepsy
Restless legs syndrome and other sleep-related movement disorders
Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
Excessive wakefulness at night
Head banging, body rocking and head rolling
Restless legs syndrome
Sleeping too much (hypersomnia)
Teeth grinding (bruxism)
Treatment is personalized based on your sleep problem. In some cases, lifestyle or behavior changes are enough to help you sleep better. In others, doctors may recommend medication or counseling. Sometimes a combination is needed.
When you’re dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, use of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is often recommended. A CPAP device blows air into your mouth and/or nose to keep your airway open during sleep. Other sleep apnea treatments are available as well.
Our team works with you to find the treatment that will work best for your situation.
Quinn’s sleep nightmare ended when he came to UW Health
Nighttime was never pleasant for Quinn or his parents. That changed when he was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea at Wisconsin Sleep. Finally, he got the help he needed.
Programs and services
Guiding your road to relief
Primary care providers can treat many sleep problems. When they think you’ll benefit from further evaluation, they’ll refer you to us. We also see people who suspect they have sleep apnea.
We recommend that you contact your health plan prior to your appointment to see if they have referral or preauthorization requirements.
Your first clinic visit will take about an hour. We match you to a provider best suited for your needs. In many cases, the provider will recommend an in-lab or at-home sleep study to make a diagnosis. The tests are noninvasive and painless. A sleep physician will review your sleep study within 1-5 business days following the study. A results letter will be included that summarizes the physician’s report and suggests next steps. Letters can be found under Your Menu in MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, the letter will be sent to your home address through USPS mail.
Home sleep studies
In some cases, home sleep studies can help diagnose sleep apnea. We provide the equipment and instructions on how to use it.
In-lab sleep studies
In-lab studies take place overnight or during an eight- to 10-hour period during the day. Our sleep labs in Madison, Wis., Rockford, Ill. and Belvidere, Ill. feature private sleep study suites. Each suite is comfortable, spacious and includes a private bathroom. Children's suites have a second bed to accommodate a parent or guardian.
Meet our team
We have a sweet dream team
Our doctors, advanced practice providers and sleep lab technicians have years of experience dealing with sleep disorders. They’ll meet with you to review your symptoms, order and discuss your sleep study and develop a treatment plan just for you.
The comforts of home with the latest technology
Our main sleep medicine clinic and the sleep laboratory are located in the comfortable surroundings of Wisconsin Sleep on Madison’s west side. We also have clinics that operate out of East Madison Hospital and our facilities in Rockford, Ill.
Patient and support services
More resources to help
These resources can help you learn more about sleep disorders and our services at UW Health.
Tests and services
Pediatric sleep studies: What to expect
Sleep apnea screening test
Sleep disorders and conditions
American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Sleep disorders
Healthwise: Sleep problems
National Institutes of Health: Sleep disorders
National Sleep Foundation: Sleep disorders
Sleep apnea (pdf)
Children and sleep
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