Duke’s sleep experts treat a wide range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep terrors. Sleep disorders result from a wide variety of factors. We diagnose the cause, evaluate your condition, and offer the most appropriate treatment to ensure you sleep better and return to full enjoyment of your daily activities.
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Your physician will ask a series of questions to evaluate your symptoms, and may order tests to determine if a medical disorder is contributing to your sleep disorder.
Polysomnography is a non invasive, pain-free procedure that can confirm a diagnosis of a significant sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. It is also used to look for certain behaviors during sleep that may contribute to a sleep disorder, or to correctly position a sleep breathing device called CPAP. During an overnight sleep study (more than one night may be necessary), sensors placed all over your body measure your airflow, oxygen levels, brainwave patterns, your heart’s activity, and movement of your eyes, limbs and muscles.
Sleep Latency Test
Measures the time elapsed from the start of a daytime nap period to the first signs of sleep. Tests for excessive daytime sleepiness, often associated with narcolepsy.
Measures reaction times as a way indicate sleep deprivation.
Why Choose Duke
Nationally Accredited Sleep Center
Our specialists are certified in sleep medicine, and our sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We have also been recognized for our outstanding care and patient satisfaction.
Sleep Medicine Experts
Our doctors undergo advanced training in a variety of medical specialties to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care. Your team may include psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialist) and others. Our sleep medicine experts work together to ensure you benefit from the full spectrum of treatment options tailored to your needs.
Convenient Continuum of Care
We work with you through diagnosis, treatment and follow up. If your physician recommends an overnight and/or daytime sleep study, our sleep lab is conveniently located at Durham’s Millennium Hotel. This ensures your sleep studies take place in a comfortable atmosphere.
Access our Clinical Trials
You may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials which are testing new therapies for sleep disorders.
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.