Sleep studies

Sleep studies assist in diagnosing a variety of conditions and disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and many others. Living with a sleep disorder can mean more than feeling tired; it can have serious implications on your health. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Warning Signs

According to specialists, the warning signs of a sleep disorder are often noticed by a loved one who has observed the individual during sleep. Studies may be recommended for individuals who for several weeks experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep (30 minutes or more)
  • Waking frequently and difficulty returning to sleep
  • Feeling tired, irritable or having difficulty concentrating during the day
  • Snoring loudly
  • Awakening gasping for breath
  • Kicking or jerking while asleep
  • Difficulty staying awake while watching TV or reading

Sleep Studies

From the inviting luxury linens on the queen-sized beds to our continental breakfast, patients will enjoy the amenities and tranquility of each beautifully decorated room.

Sleep studies are conducted for adults and children as young as two years of age with a physician referral. Studies are routinely conducted Sunday through Friday nights. Saturday nights and daytime studies during the week are available upon request.

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. Results are given to the referring physician who will discuss the findings with the patient.

For more information, call 931.490.REST (7378).
Sleep studies are available in Columbia, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Waynesboro.