We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which sets strict standards for centers to ensure patients receive the highest level of care:
- Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians meet each patient before and after a sleep study
- The only Blue Cross Blue Shield-preferred provider of sleep medicine in Jackson and Madison County
- Treatment for a full range of sleep disorders
- Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Our staff conducts sleep studies to help patients determine if they have a sleep disorder. When we conduct your sleep study, we will monitor you as you sleep at your normal bedtime in one of our eight sleep study beds. After our board-certified team of sleep specialists review the study results, one of our physicians will meet with you to discuss the results and explain treatment options to you.
We have a fully qualified staff including:
- Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
- Certified and Registered Respiratory Therapists
- Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians
- Clinical Psychologists
We treat a number of sleep-related disorders, including but not limited to the following:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea — A common sleep disorder defined by your airway collapsing partially or completely while you are sleeping.
Insomnia — A sleep disorder defined by trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
Restless Legs Syndrome — A movement disorder that involves an intense urge to move your legs at bedtime.
Narcolepsy — A sleep disorder defined by constant sleepiness and a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times.
Parasomnias — Sleep disorders including sleepwalking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.
Sleep Study Instructions
The night of your sleep study several small “sensors” will be placed on your scalp, face, chest, chin and legs. The sensors on your scalp will be placed on with EGG paste. This paste is water soluble and will wash out when you shampoo your hair. Adhesive electrodes will be used for the other sensors. The sensors will be applied each night that you are in the Sleep Center.
The following are a few things we ask of our patients:
Since the sensors are placed on the skin and scalp, we ask that all patients bathe and shampoo their hair before coming to the lab in order to have a strong conducting signal from electrodes. Please DO NOT use hair spray, hair oils, lotions or gels on your hair (scalp). Do not use lotion on your body since this will interfere with the adhesive electrodes.
- Please eat dinner before reporting to the lab. You may bring a snack if desired (no caffeine or chocolate).
- Bring you usual sleeping attire (pajamas, gown, etc.)
- Please bring your toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), a change of clothes, etc., that you will need while here in our center. Feel free to shower and make ready for the next day.
- No caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks) should be consumed after arriving for your sleep study.
- Because we care about your health, our property is Tobacco-Free.
- Please feel free to bring your own pillow from home, books, magazine, etc., that you may have need for while here in our center.
- Please bring any needed medication from home. We do not stock any medication in our center.
It is of utmost importance that you arrive on time for your appointment. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call 731-541-6834 two days prior to your sleep study, so that we may cancel your study.
NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.