Are You Getting Quality Sleep?
Who May Benefit From The Sleep Center?
Individuals who benefit from The Sleep Center at TriStar Southern Hills are those who have chronic problems falling asleep, staying asleep at night or staying awake during the day, as well as those who suffer from excessive snoring or breathing disturbances. The Center is capable of monitoring adults, adolescents and children.
The Sleep Study
We are equipped with the most modem computer monitoring equipment and staffed by registered polysomnographers and/or licensed respiratory therapists. Every study is interpreted by a staff physician with expertise in sleep disorders.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders Might Include:
Because the goal of The Center is to observe and monitor the 'typical" sleeping behavior of patients, each patient needs to get the best night's sleep possible. That's why we have gone to great lengths to provide the comforts of home in an attractive and inviting setting. The Center features a relaxing environment so that patients may unwind as they would at home. Each patient's room is private and equipped with a comfortable bed to insure optimum sleeping conditions.
Sleep occupies a vital portion of a person's life. Research shows that an adequate amount of sleep is essential for good health. Many people fall asleep at night with ease and wake up refreshed for the next day, but up to 30% of the general population suffers from some form of sleep disorder. In patients with other medical problems, sleep disorders may be even more common.
We are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most common types of sleep disorders, those that are related to disorders of breathing during sleep.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Snoring is not always just a normal, annoying occurrence. Snoring may be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea. People with Sleep Apnea have pauses in breathing during sleep that interrupt a good, refreshing sleep. They may experience loud snoring, choking and gasping as they struggle to breathe again. These episodes may occur several times a night. Often people with the disorder are unaware of any problem while they sleep, but awaken feeling tired. This type of sleep may cause poor job performance and falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as during work or while driving a motor vehicle. Sleep Apnea, if untreated, can cause people to experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain, and it may lead to high blood pressure, increased risk for stroke or heart attack. If you experience any of these symptoms, you may want to call your doctor about Sleep Apnea, or you may want to call the The Sleep Center at to arrange an evaluation.
Sleep and Other Medical Problems
Many other medical problems may impact sleep or may be affected by sleep disorders. If you have heart or lung disease and poor sleep, you should consider talking about this with your doctor or arranging an evaluation by our Center staff physicians.
Sleep disorders are recognized medical conditions that are covered by many insurance companies. Since insurance varies, check with your provider regarding your specific plan.
For more information, please call TriStar MedLineSM at 615-342-1919 or 1-800-242-5662.