Welcome to the Sleep Center

A good night’s sleep is essential for good overall health; however, more than 100 million Americans fail to get the rest they need each night. Diagnosing and treating sleep problems can lead to a better quality of life.

Serving Greater Boston communities, the Sleep Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers advanced techniques for the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Our sleep specialists have specialized medical expertise in treating sleep disorders and are leaders in this field.

Our Sleep Studies
The best way to diagnose a sleep disorder is through a overnight sleep study. Our sleep specialists and sleep technicians will monitor your sleep patterns to determine the nature of your sleep disorder and recommend the most appropriate treatment options. Sleep testing takes place at the Boston Marriott Newton and provides patients with a comfortable environment to evaluate their sleep conditions.

We diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Insomnia – Insomnia, an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, can be caused by a number of factors.
  • Narcolepsy - Narcolepsy causes constant sleepiness and a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) - Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have episodic difficulty breathing during sleep due to a narrowing of the upper airway.
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) - PLMD causes involuntary limb movements during sleep.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - RLS causes unpleasant sensations in the legs, especially at bedtime.

Learn more about the common sleep disorders we diagnose and treat.

Do you have a sleep disorder?

Fill in our online questionnaire and find out if you should make an appointment with a sleep specialist.

About Your Sleep Study

A laboratory sleep study is considered the "gold standard" to accurately diagnose sleep disorders. In order to understand your sleep, it is necessary to observe various brain activities and body systems and their relationships while you sleep. Serving Greater Boston communities, the Sleep Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital coordinates sleep studies to diagnose and offer treatment options for a range of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

After the study, a sleep specialist will interpret the observations to help you and your physician understand your specific sleep patterns and problems. Treatment recommendations will be made if there is evidence of a sleep disorder.

If the sleep test reveals sleep apnea, it is common to perform a second test to determine the best treatment. Usually, the least invasive and most successful form of treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine. This involves breathing through a mask that is connected to a small, quiet air-pumping machine. The second test is needed to adjust the CPAP to a comfortable setting and correct the sleep apnea.

CPAP Mask

Are you having difficulty adjusting to your CPAP mask?
The key to good outcomes from your CPAP therapy is having a mask that fits correctly. To help you achieve the best fit and to answer your CPAP questions, make an appointment at Newton- Wellesley Hospital’s Sleep Center CPAP Clinic.

You will have the opportunity to work one on one with a trained sleep technologist. Together you can address any concerns regarding the proper usage and care of your equipment.

If you have not started your CPAP/BiPAP treatment, the technician will work with you regarding your specific concerns and answer any questions you might have. Your physician will receive a written evaluation of this appointment, which will include any applicable recommendations.

To schedule an appointment at the CPAP Clinic, contact the Sleep Center at 617-243-5699 or
email us. Appointments generally last 30 to 45 minutes.

Contact Us

Sleep testing is located at the Boston Marriott Newton at 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466. 

Sleep specialists are located on the Newton-Wellesley Hospital campus. Contact us at
617-243-5699 to arrange a consultation with one of our sleep specialists.

Make an Appointment:

Your physician can order a study at the Newton-Wellesley Sleep Center by completing an order form and faxing it to the Sleep Center at 617-969-2102 or by calling the Sleep Lab at
617-243-5699.

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Events

10/27: Community Forum on Ebola Preparedness

Medical experts from Newton-Wellesley, the city of Newton, and Mass General will present about ebola, with a Q&A session. Mon, Oct. 27, NWH Shipley Auditorium - 7:00 to  8:30 pm
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10/28: Free Running Clinic

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Shipley Auditorium at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a free presentation for beginner and intermediate runners. Registration required.
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"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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