Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

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Sleep Disorders

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and many more experience occasional sleeping problems. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. Most sleep disorders can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed.

All treatment offered by Penn Behavioral Health is informed by the cutting edge research conducted in the Department of Psychiatry. Patients can elect to receive treatment through one of our excellent clinical programs or, if eligible, may receive treatment as a participant in a research trial at no cost.  Please see below for descriptions of our clinical and research treatment programs.


Penn Behavioral Health Clinical Programs

  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
    Clinic offers the most effective and durable treatments available for insomnia and other sleep disorders, including a form of evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT-I).


Clinical Research Treatment Programs

  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
    Clinic offers several ongoing studies related to etiology and treatment of insomnia for both people with insomnia and "good sleepers".

  • Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
    Multi-disciplinary group of investigators conducting research on the effects of sleep deprivation and shortened sleep on performance measures.