Sleep Disorders

Welcome 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.

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

Consultative services are available at Boston Medical Center and include otolaryngology, pulmonary, psychiatry, cardiology, pediatricians and dentists. We will also work with health care providers in the community.

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
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Marianne Kelly, RN, BS
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Margaret Brickley, NP
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street, 7th floor,
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Moses Toussaint
Administrative Assistant
Boston Medical Center
Sleep Lab ENC-6
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Walter Lehan
Chief Technician, Sleep Laboratory
Boston Medical Center
Sleep Lab ENC-6
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118

All staff members of the Sleep Disorders Center and Sleep Lab may be reached at 617-638-7939. Fax number: 617-638-7948.

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