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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders refer to changes in sleep patterns that can affect the amount, timing and quality of sleep you receive. They can also be related to mental health issues. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

Effective sleep medicine

We understand poor sleep affects your life and health. We're here to restore your sleep.

At Mission Health, our sleep center teams are ready to serve the residents of Western North Carolina. We're experienced in treating many conditions, such as snoring, sleepwalking or insomnia. Our sleep doctors work to return you to a good night's rest.

Conditions treated at our sleep centers

When you come to us for care, we're ready to treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Behavioral issues
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Complex sleep apnea
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Issues falling or staying asleep
  • Large tonsils or adenoids
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night terrors
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Poor growth
  • Prolonged enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Sleepwalking
  • Snoring
  • Uncontrolled nightmares
  • Parasomnias
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Restless legs syndrome

Our sleep medicine programs

Led by dedicated specialists, our team uses diagnostic sleep studies and medical services to get you back to sleep.

Sleep medicine care team

Our sleep center strives to get you back to a good night's sleep, a key piece of good health. Besides our board-certified sleep specialists, we consult with pulmonologists, nurse practitioners and registered polysomnographic technologists to give you the care you need.

Diagnostic tools and procedures

There are over 80 different waking and sleep disorders, so we offer a wide range of tools to diagnose your condition.

Sleep studies

You may benefit from a sleep study if you experienced any of the below symptoms, including:

  • Snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness at night
  • Disrupted breathing during sleep
  • Waking up gasping or choking at night

We use advanced technology and procedures and offer two types of sleep studies, including:

  • Home study — This procedure attaches sensors to your body to monitor respiration, snoring, body position, pulse rate and oxygen saturation.
  • In-lab study — This examination monitors everything covered in the home study above plus measures cardiac rhythm, leg movements, eye movement, muscle tone and brain activity.

Services and treatments for sleep disorders

We tailor treatment to your condition, offering:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Surgery

Pediatric sleep medicine

At our sleep centers, we also treat your child's sleep issues. Our pediatric sleep specialists, based at Mission Children's Hospital, have advanced training in meeting the unique needs of children and teenagers. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we diagnose and treat a range of sleep disorders, involving pediatric subspecialists as needed. Our sleep centers have provided quality sleep care for more than 25 years.

We use the latest technology to study your child's sleep patterns. Next, we conduct a thorough medical assessment identifying the source of sleep-related problems, followed by treatment recommendations. To learn more about our pediatric program, call and speak to a member of our sleep services team at (828) 213-1740.

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