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Caused by an obstruction in the upper airway, it’s characterized by frequent pauses in breathing; the pauses can last 20-40 seconds.


People with RLS have an irresistible urge to move their legs and often feel like their legs are tingling or crawling. 


People who suffer from insomnia have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep.


Narcolepsy is a chronic and incurable brain disorder in which the brain cannot regulate sleep-wake cycles. 


Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences periodic, involuntary movements of their legs (and sometimes other limbs) during their sleep. 


The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. 


Dr. Surkin is President of Empire Sleep Medicine, and a trailblazer in the field of Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Surkin focuses on the relationship between cardiovascular disease, sleep disorder, obesity and stress. In a clinical setting this is a unique, comprehensive and effective model for patient care.


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Frequently asked questions

A sleep study is a non-invasive test where your brain waves and sleep patterns are monitored by a trained sleep technician. While you sleep, we collect data that will help us understand your sleep better. A treatment plan is put together and you will follow up with our Sleep Specialist or your referring physician to continue your care. For your sleep study, you will spend the night in a private bedroom.
Sticky patches called sensors are placed on your scalp, face, chest, limbs and a finger. While you sleep, these devices record your brain activity, eye movements, heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, and the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Elastic belts are placed around your chest and abdomen. They measure chest movements and the strength and duration of each exhaled breath.

The wires will be attached to sensors that transmit data to a computer in the next room. The wires are very thin and flexible and are bundled together to minimize discomfort. You will be able to roll in any direction.

Although we call the procedure of attaching these items the “hook-up” process, there are no hooks involved and no needles. The hook-up is not painful and is designed to be as comfortable as possible. Many people ask us how they will be able to sleep while connected to these sensors and belts. Most people find that once they lie down in bed, they do not notice the wires and can sleep in a variety of positions comfortably. The sensors are gathered into a “pony tail” above your head so that you can change position in bed almost as easily as you would at home. The technician will explain all the procedures and will be happy to answer your questions about the study.
Yes, we simply monitor your brain and muscle activity, sleeping position, and breathing while you are sleeping. There are no needles, drugs or other invasive procedures. Well-trained sleep technologists will monitor your entire sleep-testing period from a nearby room.
Yes, you will stay in a private, comfortable, home-like bedroom with a Select Comfort Sleep Number ® queen size bed. You can wear your usual bed clothes and your may bring your own pillow if you prefer. You can read at bedtime. A shower is available if you wish to shower after your sleep session. For many, our private, comfortable, home-like setting is preferred over a hospital environment.
Yes, CarolinaSleep has a record of successful testing, diagnosis, and treatment support for a wide variety of sleep disorders. We will provide your physician with a written report on your sleep study along with recommendations for treatment.
We believe it takes more than recording a sleep study to care for our patients. We strive to make this a pleasant and even enjoyable experience for you, while providing a needed test in a professional manner.

Here are some of the amenities you can expect when you stay with us:
- Comfortable chair and desk lamp for reading in most rooms
- Queen-size Sleep Number beds by Select Comfort©
- Cable TV
- Optional sleeper/recliner available in each center
- Children choose a prize from our toy chest
- TcO2 monitoring for all children
- Complimentary WiFi
- Handicapped accessible bathrooms with shower facilities
- Complimentary “Grab & Go” breakfast



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