Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep labWelcome to the Sleep Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center. We provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for individuals with all types of sleep problems including but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, abnormal behaviors during sleep, disruption of sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythm and parasomnias such as sleepwalking and night terrors. 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.

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation shows “the majority of American adults (63%) do not get the recommended 8 hours of sleep for good health, safety and optimum performance”. This translates into $100 billion dollars annually lost in productivity to the US economy. An additional $12.4 billion is lost due to automobile accidents resulting from drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Not only are sleep disorders a public health issue, they also influence a person’s individual health. For more information on sleep disorders, click on links on the Department of Neurology home page.

Facility

The Sleep Laboratory located on the East Newton Campus, performs overnight sleep studies every night of the week. Individuals have their own private bedroom while a specialized sleep technician attends to the sleep study. We perform overnight sleep studies on all ages, from infancy to geriatric cases. We require a parent or guardian to accompany a child age 14 and under.

Accreditation

The Sleep Center is accredited by the American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation for sleep medicine facilities is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The AASM Standards for Accreditation ensure the highest quality of care.

Referrals

Patients who would like to see the sleep specialist in an office visit are typically referred by their physician. Self-referrals are accepted. To set up an appointment in our Boston office, please call 617-638-8456. If you prefer an appointment in our South Weymouth office, please call 781-331-9944. A referral to the Sleep Lab for an overnight sleep study or multiple sleep latency test is required by the patient’s physician. The Sleep Lab telephone number is 617-638-7939. Fax number is 617-638-7948.

Consultative Services

The Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by a group of Board Certified Sleep Specialists. The Center is fully prepared to handle all types of sleep problems and includes a group of sleep physicians, pediatric sleep specialists, surgeons specializing in procedures for sleep disordered breathing, dentists, psychologists offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia and psychiatrists. To discuss an appropriate referral, please contact the Sleep Center Coordinator at 617-638-7746.

Sanford Auerbach, MD
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Yelena G. Pyatkevich, MD
Sleep Specialist
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
William DeBassio, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Sleep Services
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 5th floor,
Boston, MA 02118
Mandeep Rana, MD
Pediatric Sleep Specialist
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 5th floor,
Boston, MA 02118
Margaret Brickley, NP
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Marianne Kelly, RN, BS
Sleep Center Coordinator
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Walter Lehan
Chief Technician, Sleep Laboratory
Boston Medical Center
Sleep Lab ENC-6
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118

Helpful Websites:

National Sleep Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sleep Education

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine