Sentara Sleep Center
Welcome to the Sentara Sleep Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School. This nationally accredited program treats nearly 1,400 patients annually with a range of sleep disorders by highly skilled medical professional physician partners. We provide eight comfortable and quiet sleep rooms, and a driving simulator test to measure your quality of sleep.
Preparing for Your Appointment
We try to make your visit to the Sentara Sleep Center as comfortable and home-like as possible. All rooms have top of the line mattresses. Sleep rooms have also been enlarged for your comfort. The overnight sleep studies last all night and record various functions like heart rate, breathing, brain activity and limb movement.
Read important patient information including what to expect and patient forms.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School evaluate sleep-related problems like sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, REM sleep behavior disorder, restless leg syndrome, and more. In addition to our sleep evaluations, the sleep center conducts research through ongoing studies, including drug trials, to create pioneering advances and treatments.
As a part of the study a driving simulator test is conducted for patients with a variety of symptoms related to driving difficulty and excessive daytime sleepiness. The tests evaluate the driver's ability to perform on the road. Comparing normal drivers to those with possible driving problems helps to determine the degree of risk while driving. The driving simulator test is conducted in a room near the sleep lab with monitors attached to the patient.
The Sentara Sleep Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School is pleased to provide you with the most advanced treatments in sleep studies.