Insomnia, trouble falling asleep, or trouble sleeping is a growing problem in the United States.
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Risk factors for insomnia
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'Sleep Well, Be Well' hopes to boost the nation's health by stressing the necessity of restful nights
Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says
Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving
Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34
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Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood.
The main characteristic of narcolepsy is excessive and overwhelming daytime sleepiness, even after adequate nighttime sleep.
About the Sleep Center
Helping you get a good night’s sleep
More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep is essential for physical and mental renewal, and long-term sleep difficulties can lead to serious medical problems. Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center’s sleep medicine doctors, sleep technologists and other clinicians are dedicated to helping you get a good night’s sleep.
In conjunction with SleepElite, we offer advanced diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of sleep disorders, including:
- Chronic snoring
- Pediatric sleep disorders, including night terrors and sleep walking
- Restless legs syndrome
- Sleep apnea
Treatment options to address sleep disorders
Our sleep medicine team offers the latest diagnostic and treatment options available to address your individual needs. Registered, specially trained technologists use multi-dimensional instrumentation to monitor and record sleeping functions such as brain waves, eye movement, breathing, oxygen level in the blood, electro-cardiogram and certain muscle group activity.
We conduct sleep studies to evaluate your sleep patterns and draw from a variety of treatment options to help you achieve restful sleep, such as:
- Behavior modification therapies
- Non-invasive medical devices such as oral appliances or CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices to facilitate breathing
- Progressive surgical options, including minimally invasive radiofrequency procedures to open nasal and oral airways
Our sleep medicine professionals are well equipped to provide a customized treatment plan that’s right for you.
What is Done During the Sleep Study?
On the evening your study is scheduled, you will arrive at the Sleep Center located in the medical office building beside Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.
Our sleep center offers all the amenities of home. A beautifully decorated private suite with television and your own private bathroom with shower. After you settle into your room, the technician will take a few minutes to familiarize you with the procedure and the equipment used for testing. Various sensors will be used to monitor your sleep patterns.
After completion of your study, the technician will enter the room and assist in removing the various sensors and electrodes so that you may proceed with your day's activities. A registered sleep technologist will review the lab results and communicate the findings with the patient’s physician.
Cardiac Patients and Sleep Disorders
A recent report circulated by the American Heart Association suggests congestive heart failure patients, who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, may improve their cardiac function by treating their sleeping disorder. Ask your physician about this life threatening sleep disorder, or call Carolina Pines Sleep Center at (843) 339-4500 or toll free (877) 861-0300.