Sleep Disorders Center: The Experts in Sleep Medicine
Are you getting enough sleep?
Signs of sleepiness and sleep deprivation
- Dozing at the wheel while driving
- Falling asleep while watching television or reading a book
- Sleeping for extra long periods on weekends
- Difficulty waking in the morning
- Irritable during the day
- Falling asleep during quiet times of day
Signs of insufficient sleep are not always obvious, especially in pre-adolescent children. If in doubt, consult the child's healthcare provider.
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Program in Sleep Medicine is the leader in improving healthcare for New Mexicans through excellence and innovation in patient care, education and research. As the state’s only academic healthcare center, UNM provides highly specialized sleep services at the forefront of technology from its Sleep Center.
Originally established in 1983 as the first comprehensive sleep disorders center in New Mexico, the Program is staffed by sleep medicine experts from the fields of adult pulmonary medicine, geriatrics/internal medicine, neurology, and pediatric pulmonary medicine. All are teaching faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Consultative support is provided by additional faculty in otolaryngology (ear-nose and throat surgery), psychiatry, cardiology and other specialties. In addition, we are the only sleep center in the state with a board certified pediatric sleep specialist. Because of that, we have the distinction of being "sleep for pediatrics" in New Mexico.
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Program in Sleep Medicine is headquartered in the University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. This newly renovated facility incorporates ample on-site parking immediately adjacent to the office and is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (one of only two such facilities in the state) and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The Program in Sleep Medicine also incorporates the only inpatient pediatric sleep laboratory in the state of New Mexico, providing sleep testing for children who require inpatient services due to the extent or complexity of their medical problems.
There are more than 100 different sleep disorder diagnoses. You don't have to live with lack of energy or feeling tired all the time. Speak with your provider and obtain a referral to our nationally accredited sleep center. We can help!