Treatments We Offer
When you come to the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders Center, you will find some of the nation’s top sleep disorder specialists. Our physicians are actively involved in sleep medicine research, working to find new and better ways to diagnose and treat patients. Our caring team uses the most up-to-date scientific methods and comprehensive strategies to effectively treat all types of sleep disorders.
The comprehensive sleep solutions we offer
Thanks to the breadth of experience and expertise of our sleep medicine specialists, we are able to offer a variety of effective sleep disorder treatments. Many of the treatments available at Henry Ford are not widely available at other sleep disorders centers. Depending on your diagnosis, your treatment could include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I): At Henry Ford Sleep Disorders Center, we have doctors who specialize in treating insomnia using CBT-I. The process involves a series of counseling sessions during which patients learn a variety of techniques for improving their sleep.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy (CPAP): For patients with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the gold-standard solution. It requires wearing a mask over your nose and mouth. The mask is attached to a machine that adjusts the pressure of the air you breathe in and out to keep your airway open.
- Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP): This treatment is similar to CPAP, but it delivers a lower pressure when you breathe out. BiPAP is used for sleep apnea patients who have a hard time breathing out with CPAP and for patients with certain pulmonary conditions, such as COPD or severe obesity.
- Inspire® therapy: Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation is a new FDA-approved device to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Henry Ford is the first sleep center in the area to offer this new technology. It is an implanted device with a wire that stimulates the nerve to the tongue, moving it (and the muscles attached to it) forward to keep the throat open.
- Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be the best option to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Our sleep specialists will fully evaluate your condition to see if any surgical options are the right solution.
- Light therapy and melatonin: Patients with shift work sleep disorder often benefit from light therapy or melatonin. Both of those treatments can help your body adjust to new sleeping schedules.
- Sleep medications: Our physicians can prescribe a variety of medications used to help treat symptoms of sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome and REM sleep behavior disorder.
For more information on sleep disorders and their treatments, we’ve compiled a list of sleep medicine online resources.