The study of sleep disorders is a relatively new field, but Novant Sleep Health, a Novant Health practice located on the campus of Rowan Medical Center, has one of the few sleep centers in the state accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association.
About 75 percent of the new patients seen annually at Sleep Health have sleep apnea but the clinic treats all 84 sleep disorders that lead to a lower quality of life. Sleep disorders affect 9 percent of all men and 4 percent of all women age 30 to 60. Sleep disorders also can affect children, which sometimes results in a misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Dennis Hill, founder of Sleep Health, is Board-certified in sleep medicine. For more information, call Sleep Health at 704-637-1533.