Sleep Medicine

Specialized care for sleep disorders at Scripps Clinic

A man sleeping comfortably in bed represents how you can achieve a good night's rest with treatment from Scripps sleep medicine experts.

Specialized care for sleep disorders at Scripps Clinic

A good night’s sleep may feel like a luxury, but restful sleep is essential to your health. The body’s natural sleep cycle helps repair cell damage, strengthen your immune system and prevent problems ranging from fatigue and irritability to serious chronic diseases.  

Unfortunately, sleep disorders, breathing problems and other issues keep many people from getting the quality sleep they need to stay well. Whether you find it difficult to fall asleep, wake up during the night or simply don’t feel rested in the morning, Scripps Clinic sleep medicine specialists are ready to help.

Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Center

Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Center in San Diego is one of the oldest sleep disorder programs in the United States. Our physicians are recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their field. We have programs that focus specifically on sleep and breathing, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythms (for example, jet lag).

Many of the diagnostic and treatment services offered at Scripps are performed in the sleep laboratory at Viterbi Family Sleep Center. The sleep lab is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

We were designated as a site of excellence by the National RLS Foundation. We have maintained full AASM accreditation while providing the fullest scope of care for patients. We have a team of doctors, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs) and respiratory therapists (RTs) to meet our patients’ needs and work closely with durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers to provide therapies.

Viterbi Family Sleep Center is located on the Scripps Green Hospital campus in La Jolla, with services in both the hospital and the adjoining Anderson Outpatient Pavilion at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines.

Types of sleep disorders

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSD)
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep movement disorder
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Hypersomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep deprivation