Reviewed by Dr. John Harrington

A sleep disorder interferes with one's ability to sleep normally. For many people, it is a chronic, nightly problem that can affect daytime behavior. Activities at work and school and relations with loved ones can be affected. A sleep disorder can worsen existing medical conditions, and it can also lead to new medical problems.

Types of sleep disorders include:


Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Are you sleepy all the time? Use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) to measure your daytime sleepiness.

Programs & Services

Clinical Trials

Apnea Study - Closed

National Jewish Health Health is conducting a study for an experimental  device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea using Pillar® implants.

Qualifications include:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • Have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
  • Not currently using your continuous positive airway pressure machine as recommended by your doctor

Study Participation Involves:

  • 5 visits to our research center over a 6 month period
  • Receiving Pillar® palatal implants free of charge
  • There is no financial compensation for your participation


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