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Sleep Medicine

Partner with the sleep experts at Wayne UNC Health Care to get a better night’s rest and improve your physical, mental and social health. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Wayne UNC Sleep Lab meets the highest national standards in treating patients suffering from sleep disorders.

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Sleep Disorders We Treat

Work with Wayne UNC for diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of sleep problems, including:

  • Circadian rhythm disorders – Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Insomnia – Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy – Extreme sleepiness during the day
  • Parasomnias – Abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, or dreams while you are asleep, including sleep walking, sleep eating, night terrors, and bedwetting
  • Periodic limb movement disorder – Brief leg movements lasting one to five seconds that disrupt a person’s sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome – Abnormal movement or uncomfortable sensations in your legs or feet, especially when resting
  • Sleep apnea – Brief interruptions in breathing during sleep

Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

If you answer yes to two or more of the following questions, ask your primary care provider about a sleep consultation:

  • Have you ever been told you snore?
  • Do you often feel tired or have a headache when you wake up?
  • Do you frequently wake up while you sleep?
  • Have you been told you have pauses in your breathing while sleeping?
  • Do your legs jerk frequently or feel restless before or during sleep?
  • Do you often find yourself nodding off during the day?

Sleep Studies

Depending on your symptoms and overall health, your doctor may recommend sleep studies, such as:

  • Home or lab-based sleep apnea test – Monitors your breathing, brain activity, heart rate, oxygen level and movements while you sleep
  • Positive airway pressure (PAP) test – Adjusts a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine as you sleep to find the best setting for you
  • Multiple sleep latency test – Measures how quickly you fall asleep in a quiet environment during the day
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test – Measures how alert you are, typically a job requirement for someone working long or late hours, such as truck drivers and others with CDL's

Sleep Lab in Goldsboro

To help diagnose your sleep disorder, your doctor may recommend you spend the night in the sleep lab at Wayne UNC. For qualifying patients, our lab offers convenient and affordable home sleep testing option as well as in-lab testing. You’ll stay in a hotel-like room with a queen-sized bed, recliner, cable television, Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Your Sleep Experts

Rely on Wayne UNC for a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for your sleep disorder. Your care team includes:

  • Board-certified sleep medicine doctors – Diagnoses and treat sleep disorders
  • Board-certified sleep technologists – Perform tests that help your doctor diagnose sleep disorders

What to Expect at Your Sleep Study

Your sleep experts will monitor what happens to your body while you sleep. Your referring physician will receive your sleep study results.

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy

If your doctor diagnoses you with sleep apnea, you may need positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. PAP therapy keeps your airways open while you sleep by blowing pressurized air through a mask you wear over your nose or nose and mouth.

Count on your sleep expert at Wayne UNC to:

  • Answer your questions about PAP therapy
  • Help you select the right mask and make sure it fits comfortably
  • Adjust the settings on your machine
  • Explain the benefits of using PAP therapy consistently

Insurance Coverage for Sleep Tests

Most insurance plans cover our sleep tests. Work with us to help determine your level of coverage prior to providing assessment and care.

Importance of Sleep

Sleep has an important effect on your health. By improving your quality of sleep, you’ll reduce your risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure and blood sugar level
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Weakened immune system

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a doctor’s referral for sleep medicine services at Wayne UNC. Talk to your doctor or find a primary care provider to consult.

For more information about sleep medicine services, you can contact us online.

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