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OUR PRACTICE

Drs. Frank and Alan Barbieri are Medicare and Durable Medical Equipment providers, approved by Medicare.

2 Sleep Well Again Centers provide treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring with an oral appliance.

Additionally, Dr. Debi Lynes provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence based alternative to drug therapy. Dr. Lynes collaborates with the sleep and anxiety treatment research program at MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) and offers the latest therapy for the treatment of Insomnia.

If you suffer from any of these sleep problems, we will work in conjunction with your primary care physician or other specialists for an ongoing treatment plan to help resolve these sleep problems. We can help! See what our clients say about us, and call for your free consultation.

Frank Barbieri, DDS

Dr. Barbieri received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Upon completion of his tour in the US Naval Dental Corps, he returned to Fairleigh Dickinson University earning a post-doctoral MS in Orthodontics. He remained at FDU as a research advisor to the orthodontic students. In addition he served as a product development consultant for 3M's Unitek Corp. He has published in both public and profession periodicals. Dr. Barbieri has given numerous clinical presentations both on the regional and national level. He was a contributor to the audio-visual library of the American Association of Orthodontists and has conducted numerous seminars for both the general public and the profession. He was a Rotarian for 35 years, serving as President twice.

Alan Barbieri, DDS

Dr. Alan Barbieri is a Board Certified Orthodontist and is a member of the American Society of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the Fairleigh Dickinson Graduate School of Orthodontics. Dr. Barbieri had the privilege and honor to serve our soldiers and their families stationed in Germany, where he assisted soldiers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and, for his service, he received a Letter of Endorsement from the Chief of Sleep Medicine at the Army Hospital. Dr Barbieri had a distinguished career in private practice, right here in the Charleston area.  He was a proud member of Rotary serving as Club President and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

Debi LynesLPC, CEDS, IAEDP, ACA, IECA, CBT-I 

Dr. Debi Lynes received her Masters Degree in Health and Human Services from Ohio State University and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Services in 2011. It was during her dissertation phase, that Lynes began to put together all of her life and career experiences together in the form of Facilitative and Supportive Design. She is the owner of Freudian Slipcovers that incorporates three facets of healthy living: CBT-I (Cognitive Behavorial Therapy - Insomnia), Private Practice, and Facilitative and Supportive Interior Design. Lynes serves as hosts to local television programs on Hilton Head Island including “Healthy Living”, where Lynes interviews doctors and looks at the environments where healing occurs.

We Provide Safe, Proven Treatment for Snoring, Sleap Apnea, and Insomnia

 

These are some of the treatment options we can review with you:


Oral Appliance Therapy - Oral appliances are small acrylic devices that fit in the mouth during sleep. They are much less intrusive than a CPAP machine (mask). Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is 80% - 90% effective for the treatment of OSA and compliance (i.e. how much patients actually use the device) is 90%. These appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate oxygen intake. When using an Oral Appliance, OSA suffers enjoy a good night's sleep and avoid the consequences of not being treated. 

CPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices gently blow pressurized air through your airway at a constant pressure that keeps the throat from collapsing. CPAP machines are very basic and easy to use. If your doctor prescribes CPAP, you’ll work with someone from a home equipment provider to select a CPAP machine. CPAP Therapy is often the first treatment prescribed for aleep apnea, and is very effective. However, many patients are unable or unwilling to wear the CPAP mask while sleeping. 

CBTI - Cognitive Behavior Treatment for Insomnia addresses the underlying causes of insomnia rather than just relieving symptoms. The cognitive part of CBTiI teaches you to recognize and change beliefs that affect your ability to sleep. For instance, this may include learning how to control or eliminate negative thoughts and worries that keep you awake. The behavioral part of CBTI helps you develop good sleep habits and avoid behaviors that keep you from sleeping well.

Surgery - The size of the upper airways is increased to prevent collapse of the airway and make breathing easier. Surgical procedures are about 40% effective.