Signs of Sleep Disorders
- You experience gasping or snoring while asleep.
- You quit breathing or have difficulty breathing while asleep.
- You have trouble nodding off or falling asleep while driving, working, watching TV, talking or doing everyday activities.
- You have leg discomfort while asleep (leg cramps, burning, tingling, numbness, restless feet or legs).
- You have trouble at least 3 or more times a week either falling asleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep once awakened.
- Your sleep is disturbed by shortness of breath, noise, light, heartburn, bed partner's habits or dreaming.
- You require prescribed or over-the-counter medications to promote sleep or wakefulness.
Why Do I Need a Sleep Study?
Your physician has ordered an outpatient medical test called a polysomnogram, commonly referred to as an overnight sleep study. His/her reasons for ordering this test may include:
- You snore loudly.
- You or others have observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep.
- You feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving or engaging in daily activities.
- You feel unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep.
- You have difficulty sleeping three or more nights a week (e.g. trouble falling sleep, waking frequently during the night, waking too early and unable to go back to sleep, or waking unrefreshed).
- You experience interruptions to your sleep (e.g. nighttime heartburn, bad dreams, pain, discomfort, noise, sleep difficulties of family members, light or temperature).
If you have a sleep disorder, talk with your doctor to see about getting help.
For more information, call: 423-431-6816.
For scheduling, call: 423-431-1709.
If you are outside of our local toll-free area, call 1-800-659-6762.