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Duke Sleep Disorders Center

Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department
Hospital-based clinics are an extension of Duke Health hospitals and have additional facility charges. Some insurance companies process bills with a deductible and coinsurance rather than as a co-pay as for an office visit. This may impact the amount of the bill you are responsible for after payment from your insurance plan. Check with your insurance company before your visit to determine what your responsibility will be.

The Duke Sleep Disorders Center is an accredited sleep laboratory located inside of Duke University Hospital in Durham.

You may be referred to the Duke Sleep Disorders Center for an overnight sleep study (also called a polysomnogram) or another sleep test. We aim to provide a comfortable, restful sleep experience -- without the discomfort associated with a hospital stay -- coupled with the expertise of Duke sleep professionals.

Clinic Hours

We are open 24/7, Monday - Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, we perform studies between 6:30 pm and 7:00 am.

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Level 8, Unit 8100
Durham, NC 27710
Appointments 919-684-2057    919-684-2057 Office 919-684-2057
Fax 919-684-2000

Clinic Hours

We are open 24/7, Monday - Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, we perform studies between 6:30 pm and 7:00 am.

Sleep Testing Services

Duke sleep technologists administer various sleep tests to help diagnose sleep disorders like circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, parasomnias, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and more.

Overnight Testing

  • Polysomnography: A polysomnogram (a diagnostic overnight sleep study) is a specialized test that evaluates how your body behaves while you sleep. By monitoring your brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing, eye movements, and leg movements, Duke’s sleep medicine specialists can learn more about your sleep quality and what might be disturbing it.
  • Home sleep test: Used primarily to screen for obstructive sleep apnea, you will receive equipment and meet with a technologist who will instruct you on how to perform an overnight sleep study in the comfort of your own home.

Daytime Testing

These tests are administered while you take a nap.

  • Multiple sleep latency rest (MSLT): This test uses a series of naps to help identify narcolepsy and daytime sleepiness.
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT): This test is often used by the Department of Transportation to determine a person’s ability to stay awake (to ensure it is safe for you to operate a motor vehicle).

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
  • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
  • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Traditional Choice
  • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
  • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Aetna/CVS Health
  • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

Bright HealthCare
  • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select
  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
First Health
Gateway Health Alliance
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization plans*
  • *This plan is only accepted at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke HomeCare & Hospice.

  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • First Medicare Direct
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
  • Carolina Complete Health
  • Healthy Blue
  • NC Medicaid Direct
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • WellCare of North Carolina
  • FAMIS*
  • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
  • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
  • Optima Plus (PPO)
  • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Select
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
  • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
  • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
  • All Savers Alternate Funding
  • All Savers Fully Insured
  • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
  • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
  • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
  • United Healthcare Option PPO
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
  • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

About Us

The Duke Sleep Disorders Center is located inside of Duke University Hospital. Patients who are visiting the clinic for a sleep study must enter through the main entrance of the hospital to check in for their sleep study.

Preparing For Your Overnight Sleep Study

On the day of your overnight sleep study, please make sure you do the following:

  • Eat dinner before your appointment.
  • Ensure your hair is clean, dry, and free of hair products. Hair pieces, weaves, and extensions must be removable to allow for placement of sensors.
  • Remove nail polish or false nails from at least one of your index fingers to allow placement of a sensor that will monitor oxygen levels.

What NOT to do on the day of your overnight sleep study:

  • Do not take a nap.
  • Do not drink caffeine or alcohol or use tobacco products after 2:00 pm.
  • Do not use skin lotions or oils.

What to Expect During your Overnight Sleep Study

After you arrive, a sleep technologist will place up to 30 small sensors on your head, torso, and legs. The sensors are painless.

You will be assigned a private room to sleep in. If needed, one caregiver can stay with you in the room overnight. Other loved ones can stay at the hotel for a discounted rate.

You may use a positive airway pressure (PAP) mask while you sleep. This device helps open your airway so you can breathe better. There are several different types of PAP masks. Your technologist will work with you to find one that is comfortable.

While you sleep, a sleep technologist will monitor your brain waves, breathing, oxygen level, and muscle movements.

Your test will be completed at 5:00 am, and you’ll be able to leave by 6:00 am.

If you have any questions or feel that you may require special accommodations, please contact our team at 919-684-2057.

Accessibility Services

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We provide equal access for all people and offer a range of free accessibility services to patients and visitors who need them.

Interpreter Services

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Free interpreter services can be provided for patients who prefer to communicate in a language other than English.


Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Level 8, Unit 8100
Durham, NC 27710


Duke Hospital Garage:

  • Duke Hospital parking garage is located across Erwin Road from the hospital. Vehicles enter one block north, at 2223 Elba Street. The garage is walking distance from the hospital entrance.
  • Visitors may take a secure, well-lighted and climate-controlled walkway under Erwin Road. To reach the walkway, take a parking garage elevator down to Level RT (for "tunnel") and follow the signs to Duke University Hospital. This parking garage is most convenient for patients and visitors who intend to use the Erwin Road hospital entrance, or visit Duke University Hospital.
  • Cost: $2 per hour or a maximum $8 day. Patients who are staying at the hospital overnight for a sleep study will be charged for two days of parking due to fee schedules.

Additional Parking Information:

  • Parking for oversized vehicles is located adjacent to the Duke University Hospital parking deck. To obtain a pass for an oversized vehicle, call 919-684-7275.
  • Discount parking tickets are available for $5.00 and are good for free parking on one calendar day. They can be purchased at all medical center gift shops or Duke Parking, which is located on the ground floor of Duke clinics on Trent Drive. The tickets are good at either garage. Contact Duke Parking Services at 919-684-7275.
  • Valet parking is also available at the entrance to Duke University Hospital, Monday - Friday from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm for $9 per day.
  • Duke Parking Services can be contacted at: 919-684-7275.
  • Watch a video on how to use the parking stations.

Public Transportation

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Plan your trip to Duke Sleep Disorders Center through GoDurham bus routes 6, 11, 11B, and 20 or GoTriangle bus routes 400 and 405. The closest bus stops are Duke Hospital, Erwin Rd at Research Dr, and Erwin Rd at Emergency Dr. If you have trouble accessing these bus routes, visit GoDurham Access and GoTriangle Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for accessible transit programs.

Duke Transit provides free bus service to the Duke University Medical Center campus for students, employees, patients, and visitors. See maps of bus routes.