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At the Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders, our medical staff recognizes that patients with disorders of sleep and wakefulness require special attention. Our evaluation and treatment methods are based on a multidisciplinary, scientific approach to identifying and managing sleep/wake disorders. Our goal is to deliver individualized, comprehensive care by taking the time to understand your problem, make a correct diagnosis and plan an effective course of treatment.
If you are a NEW patient, complete the new patient registration and questionnaire forms above. We will confirm receipt of your submission within 48-72 hours, and then we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please remember to fill out our form authorizing us to communicate with you via email, as this greatly facilitates our ability to reach you to schedule.
Forms & Resources
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Clinical Research Trials
At The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders, we believe that the exploration of innovative treatments and new medications for sleep disorders is essential to the growth of the field. Our participation in research studies keeps us on the forefront of sleep-related healthcare and allows us to offer our patients pioneering treatments for their disorders, if they wish to participate. Our research covers a variety of areas of study. Learn More »
Fully Accredited by the AASM
The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM developed its Standards for Accreditation to promote excellence in the provision of medical care for patients with sleep disorders. The Standards for Accreditation address the prerequisites for structural, professional and human resource, clinical and technical standards, emergency and quality assurance methods required for accreditation by the AASM. An AASM accreditation offers assurance to patients and referring physicians that the accredited facility is recognized nationally as a resource for expertise in sleep medicine.
Dr. Helene A. Emsellem established The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders of Chevy Chase which has grown into a full service, 7-bed sleep disorders center addressing the patient care, research and educational needs of our community. Dr. Emsellem has a passion for running her practice, an endeavor she finds both exciting and challenging. She loves teaching and is a firm believer in managing health through patient education and challenges her patients to be active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare. She is committed to the advancement of the field of sleep medicine and is actively involved in clinical research in many areas of sleep medicine including excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorders, insomnia and pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders.
The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders employs only the best certified staff to help you overcome your issues related to wake and sleep. Learn More »
Need some guidance and general information? Check out our comprehensive information and useful links page that covers everything from what is a “good night’s sleep” to links to sleep-related organizations around the world.
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