The NorthShore Sleep Center consists of board-certified sleep specialists covering the full spectrum of sleep conditions including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia, pediatric and behavioral sleep medicine.
Nurses and Physician Assistant
The NorthShore Sleep Center utilizes registered nurses with additional training and a physician assistant in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep conditions. Nurses assist physicians in clinic, work with patients following their visits to implement and follow through on treatment plans, including assisting with telephone questions, medication refills, deliver test results to patients and coordinate A.W.A.K.E. and other support groups. The addition of nursing to our treatment team represents a standard of care rarely seen in a sleep lab and demonstrates NorthShore Sleep Center's commitment to the highest standards of patient care.
Sleep Technologists perform diagnostic procedures in the NorthShore Sleep Centers. Technologists are trained in Polysomnography testing, CPAP and oral device titration, and MSLT/MWT. A CPAP Clinic to decrease anxiety and increase compliance with CPAP treatment is coordinated by a Registered Sleep Technologist.
Patient Support Groups
NorthShore’s Sleep Center sponsors a variety of support groups for a broad array of sleep disorders:
A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic) - For individuals with sleep apnea, this group features presentations and discussions on topics related to the condition. The group meets once a month at Evanston Hospital. For more information, call Cindy Nierodzik at 847.570.2645.
Northern Illinois Restless Legs Support Group - For more information, call Bob Hartnett at 872.243.1298.
Midwest Narcolepsy Support Group - This groups meets once a month at Evanston Hospital. Call-ins are welcome. For more information, visit www.midwestnarcolepsysupport.com.