Sleep Disorders

Dr. Asha Singh, director of the OHSU Sleep Medicine Program, speaks to a patient
Dr. Asha Singh, director of the OHSU Sleep Medicine Program, is a neurologist and researcher. She completed a advanced training in sleep medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.

At the OHSU Sleep Medicine Program, our specialists will listen to your symptoms and evaluate you for a sleep disorder. We offer therapies to help you get regular, refreshing sleep. You’ll find:

  • Sleep medicine specialists with extensive experience in care and research.
  • Access to specialists in neurology, pulmonology and surgery.
  • Doctors who meet weekly to discuss patient care and the latest research.
  • OHSU sleep studies (tests) at home and in our homelike sleep labs.
  • Help with any home equipment issues.

Our excellence

  • Team-based care: OHSU sleep specialists understand and treat every type of sleep disorder. Our team includes neurologists, pulmonologists and psychiatrists who focus on sleep medicine.
  • Many specialists: We also work with OHSU specialists whose work touches on sleep disorders, such as dentists, surgeons, and ear, nose and throat providers.
  • Research: At OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center, our researchers are also national leaders in studying sleep and how it affects health.
  • National recognition: Our program is part of the OHSU Brain Institute, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having top programs in neurology and neurosurgery.
Dr. Kimberly Hutchison completed her training in neurology and sleep medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Kimberly Hutchison completed her training in neurology and sleep medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Coordinated care

What to expect: Our specialists will listen to your story and evaluate you for a sleep disorder.

If you have a disorder, they will work with you to decide the best treatment. Your plan will most likely include:

  • A consultation to evaluate your sleep concerns.
  • An at-home sleep study or an overnight sleep study in one of our comfortable sleep labs, in Portland and in Hillsboro.
  • Home medical equipment if you have sleep apnea.

The latest technology

Home testing: Our home sleep tests can measure moderate to severe sleep apnea. Smartphone apps, bedside monitors and wearable items such as bracelets and smart watches can collect and analyze data about your sleep patterns.

Inspire device for apnea: OHSU is the first center in the Northwest to offer Inspire, an implantable device. The Inspire device monitors breathing patterns and, when needed, stimulates your nervous system to keep the airway open during sleep.

Dr. Asha Singh points at a computer screen whilst talking with a colleague
Dr. Asha Singh confers with a colleague. Our specialists often work together.

Research and clinical trials

OHSU’s sleep medicine experts are at the forefront of research on sleep disorders.

  • Dr. Asha Singh, director of the OHSU Sleep Medicine Program, is studying the use of oxygen therapy to treat sleep apnea in patients with chronic heart failure. Dr. Singh has also researched the effect of sleep disorders on women’s health.
  • Dr. Kimberly Hutchison is working to develop innovative technology to make CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices more comfortable and effective. She is collaborating with OHSU’s Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute and its Biomedical Innovation Program
  • OHSU’s Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory studies how the body’s clock is affected by light and melatonin.
  • Researchers at OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences are leaders in understanding the role sleep plays in overall health and in discovering ways to improve sleep quality.   
  • OHSU offers many clinical trials, including on conditions that may contribute to sleep disorders. 

Meet our team

For patients

Call 503-494-6066  to:

  • Request an appointment
  • Seek a second opinion
  • Ask questions

Learn about our expert care for children’s sleep disorders. 

Location

Parking is free for patients and their visitors.

Hatfield Research Center
3251 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239
Map and directions

Refer a patient

Inspire for apnea

Dr. Derek Lam, provider at the Sleep Disorders Clinic

Learn about Inspire, a device for sleep apnea. Dr. Derek Lam works with Dr. Asha Singh to offer this treatment.

Unlocking sleep’s secrets

Dr. Miranda Lim

Read about research into dream sleep and other areas by Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.

Stay informed

Blog: Find news, events, tips and more on OHSU’s On the Brain blog.  

News: Read about research breakthroughs, patient care and many other topics on the OHSU News site