The University of North Carolina Sleep Disorders Center is a multidisciplinary specialty group dedicated to providing state-of-the-art health care, developing cutting-edge research and offering top-tier educational programs in the area of sleep medicine. This program is a division of the UNC Department of Neurology and incorporates a team of doctors across several specialties.
Sleep is essential to good health and poor sleep leads to increased health costs and a lower quality of life. Sleep disorders produce a wide range of health and behavioral manifestations and decrease performance. Nearly one in three individuals endorse one of the major sleep complaints. The UNC Sleep Disorders Center provides care to patients with a wide range of sleep-related complaints and offers a full range of behavioral, pharmacological, surgical and device-related therapies to improve the symptoms and long-term health effects of these disorders. The center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a full-service sleep center.
Complete sleep evaluations for adults and children are provided through initial consultation in the UNC Sleep Clinic and may include polysomnographic study in the UNC Sleep Disorders Laboratory. Our sleep neurologists, Drs. Heidi Roth, Bradley Vaughn, Nathan Walker, and Zheng (Jane) Fan (pediatric sleep medicine) are board-certified in sleep disorders medicine and are nationally recognized leaders in the area of sleep medicine. These physicians work in concert with a physician assistant, Phillip Isaacs, and a nurse practitioner, Molly Wangler.
The Sleep Division works with partners across UNC including the Departments of Dental Medicine; Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); Adult Pulmonology; Pediatric Pulmonology; Psychiatry; Psychology; and the NC Children’s Pediatric Airway Center. We offer full spectrum services for treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, including dental appliance management, ENT surgical options, restless leg syndrome, REM behavioral disorder and the overlap of cognitive disorders and memory impairment with sleep problems. Our providers are also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and we work with partners in psychology for specialized care.