Sleep Disorders

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and many more experience occasional sleeping problems. These disorders often occur alongside depression or anxiety, and interactions between sleep and mental health struggles can exacerbate both.

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

Sleep Mental Health Clinic: Many patients have both sleep and mental health disorders. The Sleep Mental Health Clinic within the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive assessments and treatment for individuals struggling with issues at the intersection of psychiatric and sleep/circadian disorders. The Sleep Mental Health Clinic specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders in parallel with sleep disorders including insomnia, excessive sleepiness, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and more. We combine pharmacologic and behavioral approaches to help individuals regain healthy sleeping patterns, supporting overall mental well-being. 

Appointments: For an appointment with Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, please call 215-898-8298. For an appointment with Jennifer Goldschmied, PhD, Psychologist, please call 215-573-2774.


The Penn Sleep Centers Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program (BSMP): CLINICAL INSOMNIA CARE is available for patients through the Penn Sleep Centers BSMP under the direction of Dr. James Findley. Office and telemed appointments are offered at several locations for some services. Services include but are not limited to CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia), CPAP desensitization, medication adjustments, and nightmare treatments. 

Appointments: please visit the Penn Medicine- Sleep Medicine website or call 215-662-7772 or 800-789-PENN (7366). Some appointments also may be made using mypennmedicine. 


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.

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