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.
Sleep medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Kentucky
Sleeplessness is a serious medical issue, and it effects every part of your life.
TriStar Health's hospitals offer sleep medicine services, including sleep studies. Our expert sleep therapists can then treat sleep disorders to help you finally get the rest you need.
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Sleep disorders we treat
Lack of sleep can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, heart disease, sexual dysfunction and other chronic illnesses. We help by treating sleep disorders, such as:
- REM behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift working disorder
- Sleep apnea
Our sleep medicine treatments and services
Our sleep centers offer comprehensive sleep medicine to diagnose and treat sleep disorders for adults and children.
It can be easy to dismiss sleeplessness as "a part of getting older," but studies show lack of sleep can deeply and negatively impact your health. So sleep studies to diagnose sleep issues can be a useful and valuable tool.
A sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is an evaluation of physical and brain activity that occurs during sleep. Brain waves, eye and leg movements, heart rate and oxygen levels are all recorded and measured during this exam. Sleep studies can confirm the type of sleep disorder you have. For example, someone experiencing what appears to be insomnia may actually have sleep apnea.
What to expect during a sleep study
At each of our sleep centers, you will find a home-like atmosphere designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your sleep study.
Our sleep medicine physicians are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Alongside registered technologists and therapists, they use the latest equipment to monitor your sleep and make an accurate diagnosis for your sleeplessness.
Pediatric sleep medicine
Children can have sleep disorders and trouble sleeping as well. The specialists in our pediatric sleep center conduct sleep studies for children in a calm, stress-free environment. We can help your child get the rest they need, ultimately helping you sleep better, too.