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Enhance your mood, energy level and quality of life by getting expert care for sleep disorders at UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston, North Carolina.

Sleep Disorders We Treat

Turn to us for a diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea – Blocked airflow during sleep
  • Central sleep apnea – Interrupted breathing due to improper brain signals
  • Hypersomnolence (hypersomnia) – Too much daytime sleepiness or too much nighttime sleep
  • Insomnia – Problems falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy – Too much daytime sleepiness
  • Restless legs syndrome – Urge to keep moving the legs at night

Sleep Study

If you have trouble sleeping, difficulty staying awake or morning headaches, fill out our sleep evaluation questionnaire [PDF] and bring it to your next visit with your primary care provider. He or she can refer you for a sleep study (polysomnogram) at McDaniel Sleep Center. The test measures your brain waves, blood oxygen level, heart rate, breathing, and eye and leg movements during sleep. Your results will help your doctor determine whether you have a sleep disorder.

Learn what to expect from a sleep study at McDaniel Sleep Center, located at the entrance of Minges Wellness Center.

Home Sleep Testing

To test for sleep apnea, we may recommend home sleep testing. You’ll learn how to wear sensors that measure your breathing and blood oxygen levels for at least one night while you sleep in your own bed. A sleep doctor will interpret the data and give the results to your primary care provider, who’ll share them with you.

Accredited Sleep Center

McDaniel Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. That means you benefit from:

  • Highly qualified staff, including sleep-certified doctors and registered polysomnographic technologists
  • Private, comfortable, safe and clean sleeping rooms, as well as the option of a handicap-accessible bedroom and bathroom
  • Advanced, up-to-date technology
  • Correct scoring of your sleep study results

CPAP & ASV Therapy

If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea after a sleep study, your doctor may recommend one of these treatments:

In either therapy, you wear a mask that delivers pressurized air to your mouth and nose, so you can breathe steadily as you sleep. We’ll show you how to use and adjust to your device.

Start Sleeping Better

Ask your doctor for a referral to the McDaniel Sleep Center at UNC Lenoir Health Care for a sleep study.

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