Center for Sleep Disorders

Our mission at the Center for Sleep Disorders at Catawba Valley Medical Center is to evaluate your sleep and partner with your primary care physician to help diagnose and provide high quality medical care for sleep disorders. Our Sleep Center is the largest in the Hickory area, with six comfortable bedrooms available six nights a week, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and private consultation rooms.  The Center is staffed by board-registered sleep specialists, including neurologists and pulmonologists.

CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders is the first in the area to be nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation is the “gold standard” for the field, because it shows that a sleep center or lab maintains the highest standards in all it does.

Center hours are 7 am – 5pm for Multiple Sleep Latency Testing, follow-up visits with physicians and community education.

Patients arrive for their night sleep studies at 8pm and are able to leave the next morning after 5am. If you have questions or concerns about poor sleep, The Center for Sleep Disorders at CVMC can help.  Ask your physician if a sleep study would be beneficial for you, or call 828.485.2814 for more information.


Sleep Disorder Diagnosis
Patients are referred to the Center for Sleep Disorders by their physicians to help determine causes and treatments for several sleep-related disorders, including the following:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Periodic Limb Movement
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypoxemia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder
  • Insomnia

Sleep Studies
Most sleep disorders are diagnosed with a sleep study, which generally involves an overnight stay at the Center for Sleep Disorders.  During your stay, your sleep patterns and behaviors, including brain waves, eye movements, and muscle activity, are observed for analysis.  Sleep studies provide the tools for physicians to diagnose sleep disorders and provide appropriate treatment.

Multiple Sleep Latency Testing

Multiple Sleep Latency Testing, or MSLT, is a nap test designed to determine a person’s level of daytime sleepiness.  It is often used to help diagnose certain sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, or to determine the effectiveness of sleep disorder treatment.  It usually consists of several twenty-minute nap opportunities scheduled about two hours apart and is done during the day.

1501 Tate Medical Commons, Suite 104
Hickory, NC  28602


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