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The Center for Sleep Medicine

Important News about Northbrook Location

Northshore Sleep Medicine is joining The Center for Sleep Medicine!


Starting in January of 2020 Northshore Sleep Medicine will be part of The Center for Sleep Medicine.

For more than two decades The Center for Sleep Medicine has been one of the preeminent sleep medicine practices in the state of Illinois. The Center for Sleep Medicine has a long track record of providing top care in the field of sleep medicine and has been the largest multi-specialty sleep medicine practice in the state. Their clinics are conveniently located in five locations throughout Chicagoland. Their locations include:

Glenview, Illinois

The Center for Sleep Medicine
2501 Compass Road, Suite 105
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (847) 768-9917
Fax: (847) 768-9925

Chicago, Illinois

The Center for Sleep Medicine
680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1210
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 587-3765
Fax: (312) 587-8376

Libertyville, Illinois

The Center for Sleep Medicine
900 Technology Way, Suite 120
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: (847) 231-4721
Fax: (847) 231-4722

Naperville, Illinois – AASM Sleep Center

The Center for Sleep Medicine
1924 Springbrook Square Drive
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 527-9950
Fax: (630) 527-9953

Orland Park, Illinois – AASM Sleep Center

The Center for Sleep Medicine
10640 165th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: (708) 364-0261
Fax: (708) 364-0269

Unfortunately, starting in January 2020, Northshore Sleep Medicine’s Northbrook clinic will be closing. All Northshore Sleep Medicine patients will be able to follow-up at the Center for Sleep Medicine including their location in Glenview, Illinois.

Patients are encouraged to follow-up at Northshore Sleep Medicine’s Northbrook site until the end of 2019. Patients will continue to use Northshore Sleep Medicine’s traditional phone number of 847-674-3600 into the next year.

Medical or Supply Refills Before December 31, 2019
If you need medication or supply refills before the end of the year, please call 847-674-3600 to schedule appointments right away if you would like to make sure you are stocked during the transition.


Healthy Lifestyle Expo: Free!

Health Lifestyle Expo

Join us for the 16th Annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo, Saturday, September 7. The Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce is hosting more than 35 vendors with health screenings, flu shots, raffles and free parking. The event is free and takes place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL. Northshore Sleep Medicine will be available to talk about how to get better sleep while other exhibitors will be offering flu shots and health and hearing screenings. Join us!


Are You Interested in a New Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? A clinical research study on a new treatment for people with OSA is being conducted in the Chicago area. These studies are critical in improving healthcare options and your participation could help. The purpose of this randomized study — the APN-002 Study — is to see how well an investigational drug (called “AD036”) works as a treatment for people with OSA, and what the most effective dose might be.

What Would You Need to Do if Selected for the Study?

  • Participate in two overnight sleep studies.
  • Be placed in one of four treatment groups (you may receive the drug being tested or a placebo).
  • Attend several appointments to receive the medication and instructions.
  • Take two capsules with water every night about 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Get several routine tests, such as blood pressure, temperature, blood and urine samples.
  • Fill out various questionnaires throughout the study about your OSA symptoms and quality of life.

sleep apnea treatment study brochureHow to Join the Sleep Apnea Treatment Study

  • You must be between 25 and 65 years old.
  • You must have obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Call 847-674-3600 and ask for Giulia Alexandru, our office manager.

Giulia will review any additional criteria with you, pre-screen your records and provide you with the information you need to participate. The study is already in progress, so please call now to get started.

Northshore Sleep Medicine is honored to be participating in this important study. You can help find an alternative to current CPAP treatments that half of diagnosed patients are unable to use effectively.

THE STUDY HAS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.


Arise2 clinical research studyNorthshore Sleep Medicine Participates in Arise2 Drug Trial

Are you always tired because of idiopathic hypersomnia?

If YES, you may qualify for a clinical research study.

The Arise2 clinical research study hopes to find a more effective treatment for idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). The study will look at the safety and effectiveness of the study drug on mental fogginess, sleep, functionality, and quality of life in those with IH.

Participants must meet this criteria*:

  • Male or female 18 to 70 years of age
  • Hypersomnia that began between ages 10 to 30
  • Prior diagnosis of IH
  • Stimulant use is allowed if certain criteria are met
  • No diagnosis of severe sleep apnea
  • No use of a CPAP machine when you sleep at night
  • No history of another disorder causing hypersomnia other than IH, (includes narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, any circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder, or severe periodic limb movement disorder)

Arise2 IH clinical research study*Other criteria will apply

Northshore Sleep Medicine is one of just 30 sites in the country participating in the Arise2 studies. Physicians and patients may inquire about the study by contacting our Study Coordinator, Giulia Alexandru, at 847-674-3600. Or, learn more at


sleep study bedroomNew Private Bedrooms for Sleep Studies!

If you haven’t visited our new Northbrook office yet, you’ll still find all the amenities in the sleep clinic that make us special. Each bedroom is newly renovated, too, with the added convenience of personal thermostats.

Our freshly decorated Northbrook sleep lab for overnight sleep studies offers the very latest in style and comfort. The decor creates a cozy place for an evening stay. All bedrooms have updated, attractive home-like furnishings with private bathrooms and amenities such as cable TV, DVD players and free WiFi. Plus, each room now has its own thermostat for individualized comfort and control.

If you need a follow-up or would like to make an appointment for you or a loved one, give us a call at 847-674-3600 and check out the new look!

See Our Sleep Lab Photo Gallery »

New Office in Northbrook

Northshore Sleep Medicine NorthshoreNorthshore Sleep Medicine’s New Clinic Opens This Week

We’re putting the finishing touches on our new office and clinic. Clinic appointments are now being scheduled at 1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 206, Northbrook, Illinois.

PATIENTS PLEASE NOTE:  Our first day seeing patients in the new office will be SATURDAY, JANUARY 13. Some technical issues made it necessary for us to reschedule any appointments originally set for January 9–12 while our tech team worked phone and other issues.

If you have an appointment —and are signed up for text alerts — we are sending out updates to keep everyone informed as best we can. We apologize for the inconvenience and the tech team promises to have us in full working order promptly.

We’re looking forward to settling into the new place and having our patients and colleagues check it out. Thank you to everyone helping with the move!

Now Available! World’s Smallest CPAP, the AirMini

AirMini travel CPAPSleek Product Design and Engaging Smartphone App Revolutionizes the CPAP Experience

Achieving new heights in patient-centered innovation, AirMini packs ResMed’s clinically proven CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) technology into a sleek, portable, pocket-sized device ideal for traveling. The comfortable, easy-to-use AirMini is available with ResMed’s proprietary AutoSet™ functionality, as well as an innovative, built-in humidification system for patient comfort.

If you are interested in the AirMini, please call us at 847-674-3600 to inquire about pricing, the mask styles available and getting on the order list. Note: This machine is not covered by any insurance; it is strictly an out-of-pocket expense. You may have to change the type of mask you are currently using to one of three masks that comply with this CPAP machine. We must have a current CPAP prescription on file for you, so you must have been seen by a physician in the past year or schedule an annual appointment.

AirMini is the world’s smallest CPAP — weighing less than a pound and fitting in the palm of your hand. Learn more about AirMini »


NEW! Breakthrough Sleep Apnea Treatment

Have you previously failed CPAP and other treatments for your diagnosed sleep apnea? Or, are you really struggling with getting your current treatment to work for you?

Now, there is another option — Inspire™. Some of our patients at Northshore Sleep Medicine are getting results with this fully implanted system. Our doctors are available for pre-screening patients to see if this treatment would be a viable option. Then, we can make the referral to the appropriate specialist.

Discover Inspire™, the breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your natural breathing process. No mask, no hose, no noise.

CNN“Here’s Why You Don’t Sleep Well in a New Place”

“Dr. Muhammad Najjar a neurology specialist in sleep medicine with Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Illinois, said the study seems to make a lot of sense. ‘There can be a lot more anxiety around sleeping away from home and that can make it more difficult to sleep,’ Najjar said. And often when people travel for work they already have an elevated amount of stress. ‘That certainly will effect sleep quality, too.'” Read more in the CNN article >>

Reader's Digest“13 Things Sleep Doctors Won’t Tell You”

Dr. Najjar, Northshore Sleep Medicine’s Medical Director, spoke to Reader’s Digest about a range of sleep tips and tales in this informative article that appears in their March 2016 issue. He and other sleep specialists comment on anything from “ditch the pajamas” to exploding head syndrome. Pick up a copy or  click the graphic below to read more.

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Chief Technician Lorraine

Sleep Team Seeks Sleep Techs, Nurse Practitioner

Great opportunity to join our staff at Northshore Sleep Medicine. Friendly faces looking to fit in with a patient-oriented practice are always welcome to apply. Competitive pay and benefits, extensive training and opportunities for continued career growth are all part of the package.

If you are an experienced Nurse Practitioner who is looking to specialize in sleep medicine, please contact us about a part-time position. Training will be provided — you’ll learn to read and interpret sleep studies — but a general knowledge of sleep disorders is required. Plus, be part of a genuinely dedicated, dynamic and warm team of professionals.

UPDATE: Positions have been filled. Please watch this page for future openings.

Northshore sleep clinic

Northshore Sleep Medicine Remodels Facility to Improve Patient Comfort and Care

Northshore Sleep Medicine clinicNow more than ever, Northshore Sleep Medicine is proud to offer the highest quality of care in a calm, caring environment. Our sleep medicine team has been hard at work renovating the clinic as new owners Dr. Najjar and Dr. Jazayerli enjoy meeting and treating current and new patients. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve done with the place and experience the love and detail put into every room. The newly decorated rooms for overnight sleep studies offer the very latest in style and comfort. The fresh decor creates a cozy place for an evening stay.

We know people can get anxious about crawling into bed in an unfamiliar setting. Northshore Sleep Medicine wants patients to feel like a guest and to be as comfortable as possible. With hypoallergenic pillows and high-quality mattresses, each room is painted a different color and features unique furnishings and bedding. We’re hoping that patients fall in love with their room and find it feels more personal than any hotel room. Patients may even request to have the same room on their follow-up study.

If you need a follow-up or would like to make an appointment for you or a loved one, give us a call at 847-674-3600 and check out the new look! Check out Our Photo Gallery >>

Northshore Sleep clinic

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 2-11

Don’t drive drowsy! It’s as dangerous as driving DRUNK. The National Sleep Foundation aims to increase awareness and improve driver safety during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in November. Get your rest as we adjust to shorter days this season. Learn more >>

drowsy driving prevention

“Sleep Better” Tips to Help You Fall Back

Dr. Najjar weighs in on new sleep apps for your smartphone as Into the Gloss, the popular style blog, offers ways to improve your sleep habits during this seasonal shift. Read more >>

Welcome Our New Sleep Doctors

The team at Northshore Sleep Medicine is very excited to bring you some wonderful news. As most of you may already know, Dr. Shives has sold the practice and is no longer practicing here. I’m sure that most of you have been eager to learn about what the future of the practice holds. The wait is over.

Dr. Muhammad NajjarTwo new doctors, Drs. Roukan Jazayerli and Muhammad Najjar, have taken over the Practice. Dr. Jazayerli is a board-certified sleep specialist who completed his residency and fellowship at George Washington University. Dr. Najjar is a board-certified sleep specialist who completed both his residency and fellowship at Louisiana State University. Together, these two fine doctors have more than 20 years of experience in sleep medicine. For more background on the doctors, please see our Sleep Medicine Doctors page.

Dr. Roukan JazayerliThe process of finding physicians to take over and continue the operations of the Practice was very deliberate and the highest emphasis was placed on finding physicians who would continue to provide excellent medical treatment for our patients. We anticipate that the care you will receive going forward will meet your highest expectations. We have learned from past weaknesses and are moving forward with a new focus dedicated entirely on you, our patient.

We are building a premier sleep center that is dedicated 100% to your sleep needs. With the support and commitment of our new doctors, we hope to regain your trust and create healthier physician/patient relationships.

On behalf of the Practice and all of our physicians, we value the relationship we have developed over the years. We look forward to your suggestions for improvement as we move ahead. We look forward to serving you and your loved ones for many more years to come.


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