The Alpher Center

With a 97% success rate, we give patients their lives back. We diagnose, educate and treat patients

Dr. Elliott Alpher, one of the Washington DC’s most experienced specialists for sleep and jaw disorders, on staff at George Washington University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, has been known as a leader in the treatment of sleep disorders and jaw pain for more than 25 years. Dr. Alpher has pioneered a conservative, non-invasive approach utilizing computerized and verifiable diagnos

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Dr. Alpher on the Frankly Speaking with Tyra G Radio Show! Speaking with Tyra Garlington on the importance of , the consequences of , especially for , and signs of . Stay tuned for the full program! 09/16/2017

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Depression and Sleep

Poor could be affecting your and contribute to . Depression and sleep. Sleep is important to health and well-being. Sleep health is vital to good health. A lack of sleep affects mood, concentration, memory, weight, driving skills, and quality of life. Medical sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea), insomnia, snoring, restless leg... 08/14/2017

Your Pajamas Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

Dr. Alpher and other weigh in on the what's best to wear for a good night's rest. Is it better to sleep naked, or wrapped in cotton? 08/11/2017

We've Found Even More Proof That Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is a Real Disease

is a but can be a symptom of a disorder as well. Millions of people worldwide are struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome. But the disease has been so confusing and mysterious for decades, we still can't even diagnose it properly, let alone find a… 08/07/2017

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

Blue light affects your ability to so maybe it's best to stop looking at your in bed... Looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea. 08/04/2017

When sleep apnea and COPD meet: Overlap Syndrome -

and Overlap Syndrome references the never-ending challenges of breathing, both day and night, for those suffering from both COPD and OSA. 07/28/2017

Adam Ruins Everything

Find out how part of the got out of control when it comes to . The price is never right when you go to the hospital. Find out why you're still being overcharged for health care on an all-new episode TONIGHT at 10/9c on truTV . 07/21/2017

TMJ Injuries After A Car Accident

or pain can result from an , but almost any accident can potentially cause to the head, neck and . TMJ injuries can occur after an accident. TMJ Disorder is a potentially incapacitating condition that may be caused by variable things including a...


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Have a and ! 07/03/2017

Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too?

affects your health from , , and condition. Getting screened is easily done with a test. The condition that killed Carrie Fisher may affect up to a quarter of middle-aged adults. 06/30/2017

Your daytime sleepiness and fatigue may be a sign of sleep apnea

daytime and can be There are different levels of sleep apnea, ranging from mild to severe, and severe cases can carry major health complications. 06/06/2017

Land Line Now Podcast

Listen to Dr. Alpher's interview on Land Line Now regarding and how he's working to help Meet the rest of the team! 06/05/2017

Sleep Recommendations for Children

Inadequate in can negatively affect and . The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for child… 06/03/2017

Chronic Back and Neck Pain’s Close Connection to Insomnia

The connection between and and the is $31 billion annually! People with chronic back and neck pain are no strangers to sleep disordersIf you have chronic back or neck pain and struggle with sleep, you might assume it’s the pain keeping you from sound slumb


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Ouch! Dentistry has come a long way! 05/31/2017

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

complications are increased for with Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU than mothers without the condition,…


Dr. Alpher speaks at The World Bank on the health consequences of and . 05/17/2017

To improve chronic pain, get more sleep (coffee helps too)

may be improved by and may be even more effective than New research from Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief… 05/16/2017

Shorter Length of Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Death from Prostate Cancer

may be linked to lack of The amount of sleep a man gets can have an impact on prostate cancer outcomes, according to a recent study. 05/11/2017

Up in the Middle of the Night? How to Get Back to Sleep

How to get back to if you wake up in the middle of the night. Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures. 05/06/2017

and why you can't The reason you have INSOMNIA may not be the reason you think. 05/04/2017

Aging Makes Deep, Restful Sleep More Difficult to Achieve

Why less A review of previous research shows aging can have a negative effect on sleep patterns. Older adults often have more difficulty falling and staying asleep. 05/01/2017

Not Getting Enough Oxygen and the Health Problems it Can Cause

Thanks Mr. Bill Weimar for sharing your story last week for ! Before being treated for Mr. Weimar's body only had a 64% oxygen saturation level, resulting in his body to break down. He luckily beat the and survived a . He has since been treated for his and living a and .

Please feel free to share your sleep and health stories with us. It is a known fact that oxygen is a basic human need for physical survival and while suffocation is the result when an individual completely lacks... 04/22/2017

National Sleep Week Emphasizes Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Disorders

April 23 - 29 is . Dr. Alpher's patient, Bill Weimar shares his story on how he got his life and back after successful treatment of his and . well! Good sleep is critical to maintaining good health. Snoring or constant fatigue may be a sign of sleep apnea and symptoms should be screened by a doctor.


Dr. Elliott J. Alpher Holds Special Briefing for the United States Congress to Educate Members on Sleep Apnea 03/25/2017

So THAT'S Why Traveling Messes With Your Period

can disrupt your period and circadian rhythm, resulting in poor . Your brain may feel relaxed on that beach, but your body doesn't. 03/24/2017

Dr. Alpher Continues Efforts to Help Transportation Industry with Sleep and Highway Safety

Poor can contribute to . Dr. Alpher continues collaborating with and on . Dr. Elliott Alpher, DDS, D’ASBA and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) are excited to update you on our tremendous progress with the transportation industry. We have come a long way since we started on this journey four years ago, tirelessly continuing to bring awareness by educ 03/23/2017

Sleep Problems: Look for Health Connections

and are interconnected. If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, it could cause other health problems. Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures. 03/21/2017

Heart Health: What You Need to Know | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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1133 20th Street NW Ste 250
Washington D.C., DC

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