Ulmer, Christi

USA 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 4003, Durham, NC 27707


Sleep Health Solutions, LLC is a behavioral sleep medicine practice and consultation service. We are board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and have extensive experience working with patients treated in sleep medicine clinics.

At Sleep Health Solutions, we’ll work with you to find the best approach for your sleep problems. We provide individually tailored non-medication brief treatments (typically 6-8 sessions) for some of the most common sleep complaints, including:​

Insomnia - difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early​​

​Sleep Apnea Treatment difficulties (CPAP, etc) 

  • feeling unmotivated to use your sleep apnea treatment device
  • feeling anxious when trying to use your sleep apnea treatment device  

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

  • your natural sleep-wake pattern is out of sync with others (employer, society, partner, etc) 

Poor Sleep Hygiene - you want support and guidance to help you optimize your sleep health

​If we determine that your sleep difficulties require assessment in a sleep laboratory or treatment by a sleep medicine healthcare provider (a medical doctor or nurse practitioner), we can help you find the right place for further assessment and treatment. 

​Our approach to treatment: We strive to provide our clients the best treatment available in a compassionate and supportive environment. Having worked with patients with sleep difficulties for many years, we understand just how difficult it is to struggle with sleep problems and how much poor sleep can disrupt your life. Using a collaborative approach, we will work with you to find the best solution for your sleep difficulties, and keep you motivated to make the changes needed to improve your sleep. 



Professional Publications and Conference Abstract Samples: 1.Ulmer CS, Bosworth HB, Beckham JC, Germain A, Jeffreys AS, Edelman D, Macy S, Kirby A, Voils CI. Veterans affairs primary care provider perceptions of insomnia treatment. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(8):991–999. 2.Ulmer CS, Hall MH, Beckham JC, Germain A. (2015) PTSD Diagnosis is Associated with Reduced Parasympathetic Activity during Sleep in US Military Personnel of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. SLEEP, Volume 38 (Suppl.) 0952. 3.Ulmer, CS, Van Voorhees, E, Germain, AE, Voils, CI, Beckham, JC. A Comparison of Sleep Difficulties among Iraq/Afghanistan Theater Veterans with and without Mental Health Diagnoses. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15;11(9):995-1005. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5012. 4.Ulmer CS, Bosworth HB, Germain A, Lindquist J, Olsen M, Brancu M; VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center Registry Workgroup, Beckham JC. (2015) Associations between sleep difficulties and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in veterans and active duty military personnel of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38(3):544-55.. 5.Ulmer, C.S., Calhoun, P.S., Bosworth, H.B., Dennis, M.F., Beckham, J.C. (2013) Nocturnal Blood Pressure Non-Dipping, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Sleep Quality in Women. Behavioral Medicine, 39 (4): 111-121. 6.Ong, J.C., Ulmer, C.S., Manber, R. (2012). Improving Sleep with Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Metacognitive Model of Insomnia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50(11): 651-660. 7.Ulmer, C.S., Sutherland, M., Edinger, J.D., Davidson, J., Conner, K.M., Zhang, W., & Krystal, A. (2012). REM Sleep Bout Duration and Frequency in PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 21(1), 67-76. 8.Ulmer, C., Edinger, J.D., & Calhoun, P.A. (2011) Multi-Component Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with PTSD: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 57-68. 9.Ulmer, C.S., Stetson, B.A., & Salmon, P.G. (2010) Mindfulness and Acceptance are Associated with Exercise Maintenance in YMCA Exercisers. Behavior Research and Therapy, 48, 805-809. 10.Means, M.K., Ulmer, C.S., Edinger, J.D. (2010) Ethnic Differences in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Adherence in Veterans with and without Psychiatric Disorders. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 8, 260-273. 11. Ulmer, C.S., Calhoun, P.S, Edinger, J.D., Wagner, R., & Beckham, J.C. (2009). Sleep Disturbance and Baroreceptor Sensitivity in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 643-747. 12.Salmon, P., Sephton, S., Weissbecker, I., Hoover, K., Ulmer, C., & Studts, J. (2004). Mindfulness meditation in clinical practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 434-446. 13.Martindale SL, Farrell-Carnahan LV, Ulmer CS, Kimbrel NA, McDonald SD, Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Registry Workgroup, & Rowland JA. (in press) Sleep quality in returning veterans: The influence of mild traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology. Jul 13. doi: 10.1037/rep0000159. 14.Bravo AJ, Kelley ML, Swinkels CM, & Ulmer CS. (in press). Work stressors, depressive symptoms, and sleep quality among U.S. Navy members: A parallel process latent growth modeling approach across deployment. Journal of Sleep Research.
  • USA 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 4003, Durham, NC 27707

Additional Details

Sleep Health Solutions, LLC
North Carolina: NC
Clinical Psychologist
North Carolina
10-20 Years
10-20 Years
10-20 Years
Insomnia, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, OSA / CPAP adherence training, Nightmare Syndrome
I train post-doctoral clinical psychologists in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the Durham VA Medical Center.
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