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Sleep Disorders

sleepy office workerSleep is essential to good health. Not getting enough sleep makes you feel worn out, stressed and unable to function normally. Sometimes, though, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging, especially for those suffering from a sleep disorder.

In the U.S., it’s estimated that more than 40 million people suffer from a sleep disorder. With more than 84 identified sleep disorders disrupting good rest, sleep studies are invaluable for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, many of which can be easily managed.

Sleep Studies

At Cone Health, we perform multiple types of neurodiagnostic testing, including overnight sleep studies at our Sleep Disorders Center at Wesley Long Hospital. We also offer sleep testing at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville and Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Cone Health’s Sleep Center at Wesley Long Hospital is accredited from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine – a gold standard in sleep sciences and medicine.

Why Would I Need a Sleep Study?

Sleep Center Medical Director Dr. Clint Young explains what symptoms may trigger the need for a sleep study.

Do You Need a Sleep Study

Our Sleep Centers

Our Sleep Disorders Centers at Wesley Long and Annie Penn are designed similar to hotel rooms, giving our sleep study participants greater comfort and privacy. Each room includes:

Sleep Center Room

  • Full-size bed with comfortable linens.
  • Private bathroom, including a shower.
  • Television.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Personal toiletries and hair dryer.
  • Continental breakfast.

Home Sleep Tests

Our at-home test is an alternative for some patients not able to complete sleep study at a Cone Health’s Sleep Disorders Center. While home-tests are not as comprehensive as a sleep center study, you can use an at home-test, in conjunction with a full exam with a certified sleep specialist, to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Our portable monitoring equipment will collect information about:

• Airflow.

• Breathing efforts.

• Heart rate.

• Oxygen levels.

Also, this test is a convenient way to determine the impact of some sleep apnea treatments, including oral appliances, surgery and weight loss.

Cone Health is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for out-of-center sleep testing. The AASM now endorses this procedure for certain individuals and conditions. Many insurance plans cover home tests for eligible patients – Medicare and Medicaid included.

The general eligibility guidelines for at home-tests are:

• You are between 18 and 65 years of age.

• You have a high risk of moderate-to-severe sleep apnea.

• You have no other major medical problems.

• You have no other sleep disorders.

Our Credentials

Dr. Young with patientOur Sleep Disorders Center at Wesley Long Hospital is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In accordance, our professional and technical staff provides exceptional diagnostic testing and clinical care and adheres to the field’s best practices, including evidence-based practice parameters.

All locations include clinical staff members that are board-registered polysomnographic sleep technologists, the highest international certification for clinical sleep disorder technologists.

In addition, our professional staff members are board certified with the American Board of Sleep Medicine and regularly participate in continuing education opportunities to stay abreast of the latest developments in sleep science.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information on eligibility, referrals and insurance information.

PhonePlease contact Cone Health at (336) 832-0410 for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our sleep specialists. A complete sleep evaluation will be conducted to determine your best assessment plan.

Tips for better sleep

  • Avoid napping during the daytime
  • Eliminate distractions from the bedroom 
  • Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool, and comfortable room 
  • Use the bed for sleeping and sex (no TV or eating) 
  • Follow a regular schedule for bedtime 
  • Establish a regular bedtime routine 
  • Exercise at least three hours before bedtime 
  • Watch what/when you eat; avoid large meals close to bedtime 
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol close to bedtime 
  • Refuse to worry by properly managing stress 
  • Take a warm bath, listen to quiet music, or try relaxation exercises before bedtime