August 13, 2012

Wayne Medical Center updates Sleep Center, adds new technology


WAYNESBORO, Tenn. — The Sleep Center at Wayne Medical Center (WMC) has recently been updated, with facility improvements and the addition of state-of-the-art technology. Sleep studies at WMC are offered under the guidance of the same health care professionals who perform sleep studies at Maury Regional Medical Center.

The Sleep Center at WMC is under direction of Medical Director Shaun Corbin, M.D., and Coordinator Ted Bradshaw, a registered polysomnographic technologist. Studies are performed by technicians who are licensed by the state of Tennessee to perform polysomnograms.

Sleep studies are conducted for adults and children as young as two years of age. Studies are conducted on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Patients may be accommodated on other days upon request.

The Sleep Center at WMC offers guests amenities such as luxury linens on queen-sized beds and a continental breakfast.

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. There are more than 80 known sleep disorders that cause difficulty sleeping at night, staying awake in the daytime or unusual sleep behaviors. The most common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep walking
  • Insomnia 

During a study, the patient is monitored with devices that record heart rate, snoring, airflow, oxygen levels, brain waves and movement in the muscles and eyes. Sleep study data is interpreted by a physician who is board certified in sleep medicine. The referring physician will discuss the findings with the patient.

Sleep studies are performed with a physician referral. For more information about scheduling a sleep study at Wayne Medical Center, speak to your physician or call 931.722.2052.