Sleep Apnea

UI Health Otolaryngology and Sleep Science Center offers innovative solutions for sleep apnea patients.

Many people who snore or have sleep apnea issues can frequently experience periods where they stop breathing during their sleep. This can occur several times during a night’s rest.

Sleep apnea results in disrupted sleep, daytime tiredness, and other health issues if left untreated. Our team is here to offer solutions that can help improve sleep quality and sleep health in sleep apnea. Our sleep apnea experts at UI Health offer diagnosis and treatment options for snoring/obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing includes a group of medical conditions associated with abnormal breathing that happens while a person sleeps. There are various types of sleep-disordered breathing, such as:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Complex sleep apnea
  • Hypoventilation syndrome

The most common kind of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tissues in the back of the throat collapse and block the airway during sleep.

If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea does not only result in drowsiness during the day. It can also contribute to other serious health issues. These issues include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, stroke, and heart attack.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include the following:

  • Snoring
  • Unrestful sleep
  • Heartburn during sleep
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Feeling sleepy or drowsy during the day
  • Pauses in breathing or gasping for air during sleep

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms and think you may have sleep apnea, you should request an appointment to be evaluated and diagnosed by one of our providers.

Treatment Options

Our team of experts is here to help provide thorough diagnosis and comprehensive treatment options to improve sleep quality and health for anyone with sleep apnea.

To start the process of addressing your sleep apnea, you will have an appointment with one of our Sleep Medicine providers to get properly diagnosed. Next, our Sleep Medicine team will work with you to choose the treatment option that best suits your needs.

Treatment options for sleep apnea include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or similar breathing assistance machines.
  • Oral appliance treatment
  • Oral Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
  • Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
  • Upper Airway Surgery


UI Health Sleep Science Center
2242 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612


UI Health Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
Specialty Care Building, 6th Floor
1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612


Contact Us

To request an appointment with the Sleep Science Center for diagnosis, call 312.996.7708.

To request an appointment with Ear, Nose & Throat, call 312.996.6555.