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Sleep is a highly neglected, yet very important factor in our lives. When we’re deprived of sleep, it can lead to numerous health problems, such as memory loss, high blood pressure and obesity. In addition, certain diseases can stem from sleep deprivation, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease

In children, sleep disorders can lead to poor school performance, behavioral problems, and can aggravate the symptoms of ADHD.

Does it take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night? Do you often wake up during the night and then have trouble falling asleep again? Do you often feel sleepy during the day and feel the urge to nap? If so, you could have a sleep disorder that is affecting your health and quality of life. The good news is that no longer does sleepiness or disturbing sleep have to adversely affect you or your family.

At Palmetto Health Sleep Diagnostic Centers, our exceptionally caring teams maintain swift and efficient diagnostic exams and treatment to improve your health by improving your sleep. We’re supported by board certified sleep specialists who follow the patients in their clinics for comprehensive sleep care. Our expert sleep teams provide:

  • Sleep study examinations to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia
  • Advanced sleep disorder correction (with CPAP, BiPAP and ASV)
  • Daytime sleep examinations to diagnose narcolepsy and hypersomnia
  • Infant and Pediatric sleep examinations with advanced carbon dioxide readings

Our premiere sleep disorder facilities are located at Palmetto Health Richland and The Hyatt Place near Palmetto Health Parkridge, providing an array of amenities for your comfort and pleasure, including:

  • Individual room
  • Queen and king sized beds
  • Cable television
  • Free wi-fi

For children with sleep disorders, we offer a separate facility at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital that caters to their special needs.

Don’t wait another restless night for the health and relief you and your family deserve.

For more information or to schedule an appointment: 803-434-4488, Option 1

Sleep Specialists

Imran H. Iftikhar, MD, FACP, FCCP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
USC School of Medicine
ABIM Board certified in Internal Medicine
ABIM Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine
ABIM Board certified in Sleep Medicine

David E. (Trey) Brown III, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
USC School of Medicine
Board Certified Pediatric Pulmonology
Board Certified Sleep Medicine

Laura Bogan Herpel, MD, FCCP
ABIM Board Certified in Pulmonary
ABIM Board Certified in Critical Care
ABIM Board Certified in Sleep Medicine

Antoinette Williams Rutherford, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Board Certified in Pulmonary
Board Certified in Critical Care
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine