The Sleep Disorders Center at Duke is made of staff neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and sleep fellows. The Center offers comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with sleep disorders. The Center is also involved in clinical trials of medications related to sleep. Located at the Millennium Hotel (2800 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC, 27705), the Center offers patients a comfortable atmosphere for overnight sleep studies, daytime sleep latency testing, and vigilance testing.
Outpatient clinics evaluate all forms of sleep disorders, including dyssomnias (e.g. obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, etc.), parasomnias (e.g. sleep terrors, REM sleep behavior disorder, etc.), and sleep disorders associated with medical or psychological disorders (e.g. neurodegenerative diseases, substance abuse, depression, etc.).
Sleep laboratory evaluations are carried out via traditional in-lab overnight polysomnography or outpatient ambulatory cassette recording. In-lab recordings focus primarily on evaluating nocturnal respiratory dysrhythmias and measure EEG, axial and limb EMG, electro-oculogram (EOG), ECG, oxygen saturation, airflow and respiratory effort, and video monitoring. Ambulatory studies focus primarily on sleep stage (EEG, EMG, EOG), as well as leg movements and single measure of airflow, and predominately evaluate patients with insomnia. Multiple sleep latency testing and vigilance testing are also performed at the Duke Sleep Disorders Center.