Sleep disorders can interfere with your ability to perform at work, drive a car, and enjoy your life. WVU Medicine doctors from a range of fields help adult and pediatric patients overcome sleep problems with the latest diagnosis and treatment methods.

If you or your child snores on a regular basis, consider an evaluation with one of our sleep disorder specialists as undiagnosed sleep apnea can lead to other health problems. Our sleep disorders team includes physicians with expertise in otolaryngology (ENT), neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and pulmonary medicine.

Conditions We Treat

Our specialists treat a variety of common and complex sleep disorders, including:

Evaluation and Treatment

If a sleep disorder is impacting your daily quality of life, your primary care provider can make a referral for a sleep study. At the WVU Medicine Sleep Evaluation Center, our experienced technologists conduct a number of brain wave, eye movement, and heart beat measurements during a sleep study. This information is interpreted by WVU Medicine physicians who are board certified in treating sleep disorders. Ask your primary care provider if a sleep study might be right for you.

If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, comprehensive treatment is available to you. As an academic medical center, we provide you with the most advanced, innovative sleep therapies. We offer non-surgical and surgical methods that may improve sleep quality including: nasal surgery, tonsillectomy, and base of tongue surgery.

If you have obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure isn’t improving your condition, talk with a WVU Medicine sleep specialist about an FDA-approved upper airway stimulation therapy called Inspire. This new, implanted electronic device allows you to sleep without a mask and reduces snoring and waking up at night. Learn more: Inspire Therapy for sleep apnea patient guide.

Sleep Resources

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Clinic Number

304-598-4800

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Suncrest Towne Centre
1065 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Fairmont ENT
1712 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

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Sleep Evaluation Center

The WVU Medicine Sleep Evaluation Center provides services that identify and treat sleep-related disorders with a sleep study that monitors brain wave, eye movement, and heart beat measurements during rest. Adult and pediatric patients (two years of age and older) may undergo a sleep study with a referral from a primary care provider. The WVU Sleep Evaluation Center is nationally accredited by both the Joint Commission and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Why do I need a sleep study?

Quality sleep is essential for good health. Certain conditions can disrupt your sleep cycle and prevent you from having the best possible rest. These conditions may include:

Sleep disorders may cause daytime sleepiness, fatigue, aggravated heart conditions, cardiac arrhythmias, and many other medical disorders, including morning headache, mood changes, depression, impotence, and hypertension. If you are experiencing problems with your sleep, talk to your physician about having a consultation with a WVU Medicine sleep disorder provider.

What kind of sleep study do I need?

After your sleep disorder consultation, you may need to have a sleep study for further evaluation. A sleep disorder physician may recommend a specific sleep study based on your individual condition, including:

  • Polysomnogram – evaluates snoring and sleep apnea (periods of interrupted breathing)
  • Continuous positive airway pressure study – similar to a polysomnogram, but you wear a mask fitted around your nose and/or mouth and a technologist introduces a stream of air into your airway to help you breathe and sleep comfortably.
  • Multiple sleep latency test – evaluates excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy and determines how long it takes you to fall asleep with monitored naps throughout the day.
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test – evaluates your ability to stay awake and is an important test
    for pilots, long-haul truckers, and others who need to be alert for public safety.

What happens during a sleep study?

You will arrive at the WVU Medicine Sleep Evaluation Center at a scheduled time usually between 8-10 pm. An experienced sleep technologist will show you to a private room, where sleep monitoring equipment will be set up. Electrodes, a respiration belt, and other devices will be applied to your head and body using a paste that can be easily removed by showering the next day.

Once the technician has the sleep monitoring equipment in place, the lights are turned out, and you are ready to go to sleep. We monitor data and record video during your sleep study to evaluate any health issues that might be affecting your quality of sleep.

At the completion of the sleep study the next morning, electrodes are removed, and a shower is available for you. A sleep technologist and a board-certified sleep specialist will evaluate your sleep study and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan within two weeks after your sleep study.


Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
Sleep Evaluation Center
205 Bakers Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

Clinic Number

304-598-4285

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Steven Coutras, MD, FACS

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