sleep studies

Sleep studies at Maury Regional Health facilities are conducted with a physician referral for adults and children as young as two years of age. Studies are conducted at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and at Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, as well as at our Sleep Center in Lawrenceburg. Studies are routinely scheduled for Sunday through Friday nights. Saturday nights and daytime studies during the week are available upon request.

During a sleep study, you’ll be monitored with devices that record heart rate, snoring, airflow, oxygen levels, brain waves and movement in the muscles and eyes. The sleep study data is then interpreted by a board-certified sleep medicine physician, who will share the results of the study with your physician to discuss with you.

Are you a candidate for a sleep study? 

Sleep studies assist in diagnosing a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and sleepwalking to name a few. Living with a sleep disorder can mean more than feeling tired — it can have serious long-term implications on your health.

signs you might need a sleep study

The warning signs of a sleep disorder are most often noticed by a loved one who has observed the individual during sleep. Studies may be recommended for individuals who for several weeks have experienced one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking frequently and struggling to return to sleep
  • Feeling tired, irritable or having trouble concentrating throughout the day
  • Snoring loudly
  • Waking up gasping for breath
  • Kicking or jerking while asleep
  • Difficulty staying awake while watching TV or reading

For more information about sleep studies offered by Maury Regional Health, call 931.490.REST (7378).