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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders refer to changes in sleep patterns that can affect the amount, timing and quality of sleep someone receives. They can also be related to mental health issues. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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Sleep Studies in Hermitage, Tennessee

Sleep disorders affect not only your health but your overall well-being, which is why we're here to help you get some rest.

Sleeplessness is more than an inconvenience — it is a medical issue. TriStar Summit Medical Center offers sleep medicine services close to Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Donelson, Tennessee. At our sleep center, you can expect superior care from a team of licensed sleep technologists and physicians who are board-certified in pulmonology and sleep medicine. Using sleep studies, we can diagnose and treat disorders related to restlessness and fatigue.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Sleep disorders we treat

We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. Some of the common sleep disorders we treat include:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

Sleep disorder treatments and services we offer

The Center for Sleep Health is our hospital's dedicated sleep center. It is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and staffed by registered polysomnographers and respiratory therapists.

Features of our sleep center

Our Center for Sleep Health is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Every sleep study we conduct is reviewed by one of our board-certified sleep physicians.

Because the goal of the center is to observe and monitor your "typical" sleeping behavior, you need to get the best night's sleep possible. That is why we have gone to great lengths to provide cozy, comfortable furnishings in an attractive and inviting setting.

Sleep center amenities

Our sleep center offers suites for patients coming to our facility for a sleep study. The suites are designed to provide a safe atmosphere with the comforts of home, including:

  • Flat screen television with cable and a DVD player
  • Private bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • Private patient rooms
  • Queen-size bed with a mattress that adjusts to a patient's desired level of firmness
  • Special accommodations for patients who are obese, handicapped or have alternative special needs
  • Wireless internet

Treatment for sleep disorders

In most cases, a proper evaluation and treatment can help restore normal sleeping patterns. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a sleep disorder, talk to your doctor. They may recommend a sleep study to evaluate and identify any abnormalities in your sleep, such as excessive snoring. They will be able to recommend a treatment plan. Often, this plan will include eliminating stress, anxiety and other factors contributing to poor sleep patterns.

Sleep center amenities

Our sleep center offers suites for patients coming to our facility for a sleep study. The suites are designed to provide a safe atmosphere with the comforts of home, including:

  • Flat screen television with cable and a DVD player
  • Private bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • Private patient rooms
  • Queen-size bed with a mattress that adjusts to a patient's desired level of firmness
  • Special accommodations for patients who are obese, handicapped or have alternative special needs

Sleep study insurance coverage

Sleep disorders are recognized medical conditions covered by most major insurance companies. As insurance plans and coverage may vary, check with your insurance provider for questions about your health plan.

Where to go for your appointment

The Center for Sleep Health is conveniently located next to TriStar Summit Medical Center at the following address:

5651 Frist Blvd
Suite 409
Hermitage, TN 37076

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A neatly decorated bed with an illuminated end table lamp at the Tristar Sleep Center.

A neatly decorated bed with an illuminated end table lamp at the Tristar Sleep Center. 

A neatly decorated bed with an illuminated end table lamp at the Tristar Sleep Center.
A shimmering beige accent pillow seen from the center of the neatly made bed, rests on two white pillows.
A shimmering beige accent pillow on a Tristar Sleep Center bed.
A Tristar Sleep Center bathroom, beige colored, with a toilet, sink, mirror and shower.

Understanding sleep apnea

Sometimes, snoring can be more than just a normal, annoying occurrence during the night. It may be a symptom of a sleep disorder known as "sleep apnea."

What happens during sleep apnea

People with sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing during sleep. When your body pauses breathing, your brain wakes you up so you continue to breathe. These episodes during the night interrupt a good, refreshing sleep.

People with sleep apnea may experience additional symptoms, such as loud snoring, choking and gasping during sleep. Sleep apnea episodes may occur multiple times in a single night.

Side effects of sleep apnea

Often, people with sleep apnea are unaware of any problems with their sleep, but wake up feeling tired. The excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea is a serious medical issue. It can result in poor job performance and falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as during work or while driving a motorized vehicle.

Additionally, if left untreated, sleep apnea can result in symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain. It may also lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk for medical events, such as a cerebrovascular accident (stroke) or heart attack.


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