Physicians who specialize in sleep medicine are trained in the clinical assessment, polysomnographic evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders affect people of all ages and can appear as a temporary childhood problem like night terrors or develop into a life threatening illness like apnea.
Many people suffer from insomnia or delayed sleep phase syndrome (difficulty falling asleep and waking up at the right time). And lack of sleep takes a toll on your overall health. Insufficient sleep is associated with the onset of various chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.
Learn more about sleep, why it’s important, and tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Sleep Disorders Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health
The Wake Forest Baptist Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of board-certified sleep specialists from neurology, pulmonary disease and pediatrics.
The Center functions as a diagnostic resource and short-term treatment facility to evaluate problems such as:
- Sleep apnea
- Night terrors
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
Our team of sleep experts performs sleep studies (polysomnography) and multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) and provides education, advice and assistance to patients and referring physicians regarding the latest testing and treatments available for all types of sleep disorders.
Patients who are referred to the Sleep Center may first be seen for an office-based evaluation or may be sent straight to a sleep lab for testing.