Pinehurst Medical Clinic Sleep Medicine serves the Sandhills region of North Carolina with three convenient locations in Moore, Lee, and Cumberland Counties to ensure access to your healthcare needs. Our sleep medicine providers are among the most experienced clinical and technical staff in the area and are dedicated to getting you the restorative rest you need and deserve.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic Sleep Disorder Center is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a broad range of sleep problems and disorders.
If you would like to further research sleep disorders, the following are helpful resources:
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- The National Sleep Foundation
- The Better Sleep Council
- CPAP for Seniors
- American Sleep Apnea Association
The state-of-the-art facilities in our Sleep Disorders Center allow us to perform a range of on-site diagnostic tests, including:
Polysomnography is a test of sleep cycles and stages. It measures and records physiologic patterns of sleep, including brain waves, eye movement, breathing rates, electrical activity of muscles, blood oxygen levels, and heart rhythm. This test is performed to evaluate sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, breathing difficulties, behavior disturbances during sleep (sleep walking, night terrors), or other sleep disorders.
Polysomnograms are usually carried out during the night so that your normal sleep patterns can be replicated. In preparation for the test, the sleep technician will place electrodes on your chin, scalp, and the outer edge of your eyelids. In addition, monitors recording heart rate and breathing rate will be attached to your chest. Other diagnostic tests may also be performed.
Virtually every detail of your night’s sleep will be recorded, including how long it takes you to fall asleep, how often your eyes open, how long it takes you to enter each phase of sleep, and how long you remain in each phase. Sometimes your physical movements will be recorded by video camera. To prepare for this test, follow your physician’s guidance on which of your medications to take or avoid, and do not drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages before the test.