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!

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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.

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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 >>

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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 >>

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“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.

Writer Sleeps Tight at Clinic

writer sleeps tight at clinicLes Jacobson of The North Shore Weekend finds out for himself about sleeping at the clinic: “To find out how such studies work, I volunteered to sleep over at Northshore Sleep Medicine, a private clinic in Evanston,” he writes. “There were wires connected to my scalp, arms, chest, abdomen, fingers, legs — even in my nostrils to monitor my breathing and oxygen levels. After an hour reading, I turned out the light and, suprisingly, fell asleep right away.” See their July 2014 issue or read more here about Les’ sleep study >>


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