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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited Sleep Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for individuals with a full range of sleep problems. Along with providing our services, our Sleep Disorders Center is committed to educating the public that a good night’s sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.
Areas of Expertise
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Parasomnias such as sleepwalking, sleep terrors, and dream enacting behaviors
- Abnormal behaviors during sleep
- Restless legs syndrome
- Disruption of sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythm
The Sleep Laboratory is located in the Crosstown Building, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 6th floor. We perform overnight sleep studies every night of the week. Patients have their own private bedrooms while a specialized sleep technician attends to the sleep study. The laboratory accommodates overnight sleep studies for patients of all ages, from infancy to geriatric patients. We require a parent or guardian to accompany any children age 14 or under.
The laboratory performs the full range of diagnostic studies, including Home Sleep Apnea Tests, multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLTs) and actigraphy.
The Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by a group of Board Certified Sleep Specialists. Our multidisciplinary center is staffed with adult sleep specialists, pediatric sleep specialists, surgeons specializing in procedures for sleep disordered breathing, dentists specializing in sleep dentisty, psychiatrists, psychologists experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and a group of surgeons specializing in oral surgery and otolaryngological sleep surgeries. We also offer state-of-the-art procedures, such as hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire).
Opal Mitchell, NP
Members of the Center are actively involved in issues such as the impact of Sleep Apnea on COVID-19 outcomes, healthcare disparities in Sleep Medicine, the impact of mood disorders on sleep architecture, and the impact of sleep disorders on the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly.
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Education and Training
The Sleep Disorders Center has an ACGME-accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program. The staff at the Center is also actively involved in Sleep education of the community and the medical workforce.