At the Sleep Medicine Center, part of the UC San Diego Health System, a multi-disciplinary team of specialists treat the full range of sleep disorders. 

Atul Malhotra, MD, chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the UC San Diego School Health System, is well aware of the problems associated with too little sleep. He has been treating and researching sleep disorders for nearly two decades and is leading UC San Diego’s newly opened Sleep Medicine Center. Lisa Shives, MD, is the clinical director of this center.

“Sleep is an essential function of life,” said Malhotra. “It affects us both mentally and physically. “Without adequate amounts of sleep, our brain dysfunctions and our physical performance deteriorates.”

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