Carolina Sleep Medicine
A Good Night's Sleep

Over 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, ranging from mild to potentially life-threatening. Carolina Sleep Medicine, Inc. was founded in 2001, and now has two full service sleep centers dedicated to helping you get a good night's sleep.

Diagnosis

At CSM, we perform comprehensive diagnostic sleep testing and provide compassionate care in a comfortable home-like setting. Our physicians develop and recommend treatments for sleep-related disorders.

During an overnight sleep study, many aspects of sleep are monitored; while you sleep, the readings are continuously analyzed by sleep specialists. A report containing the testing results, a diagnosis and treatment recommendations is prepared by our physicians and then sent to your primary physician.

Treatment

Patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep disorder, can receive treatment at Carolina Sleep Medicine. The treatment of choice for OSA is generally considered to be a Continuous Positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. A CPAP machine helps a person with OSA to breathe more easily during sleep by maintaining increased air pressure in the throat, preventing the collapse of the airway when he inhales.

CPAPs are now available from Carolina Sleep Medicine. Our registered sleep technician employs the CPAP Patient Care program to train our patients in the use of CPAP. We provide the highest level of follow-up care to ensure that our patients receive maximum benefit from CPAP therapy.

Oral Appliances are also available through Carolina Sleep Medicine. These devices are worn at night and can be effective for those suffering from mild-to-moderate OSA and snoring.

Common Sleep Problems

Inability to fall or stay asleep

Loud habitual snoring

Excessive daytime sleepiness

Breathing irregularities during sleep

Frequent leg movement prior to sleep

Walking or talking in your sleep

Problems Coping with shift work

Teethgrinding

Night Seizures & Night Terrors

Studies conclude that people who sleep 7 hours per night, every night, lead longer and happier lives.

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