Individuals suffering from a sleep disorder are not alone. More than 70 million people within the United States are affected by sleep problems and sleep disorders.
A sleep study can provide detailed information to help confirm a sleep disorder. It is important to be diagnosed, because sleep disorders can contribute to other diseases and conditions including stroke, high blood pressure, depression, diabetes and heart disease.
Wellmont Health System’s sleep evaluation centers are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of more than 85 recognized sleep disorders, most of which can be managed effectively once they have been correctly diagnosed.
Many sleep disorders go unrecognized for years, leading to poor quality of life and even accidents. And some sleep problems have been linked to serious health issues, ranging from heart disease to diabetes.
Some of the most common sleep problems and sleep disorders include:
Sleep disorders can happen to men, women and children of all ages and sizes. Most people don’t realize they suffer from a sleep disorder. Often, it is a bed partner that first notices the signs.
Some common signs and symptoms of sleep problems and sleep disorders include:
Individuals who snore regularly and have one or more of these symptoms should talk to their physician to determine if a sleep disorder may be the cause.
Take an online
sleep evaluation now using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and determine whether you are getting the sleep you need.
Wellmont’s team of highly qualified sleep experts can help diagnose and treat many sleep problems quickly and professionally. And Wellmont’s sleep experts work hard to catalog each patient’s symptoms, evaluate sleep patterns, identify possible problems and provide treatment recommendations.
Sleep studies are performed seven days a week – both day and night – and are monitored by trained sleep lab technicians at convenient
Wellmont sleep evaluation centers located throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Results from sleep studies are read in a timely manner by one of Wellmont’s board-certified
sleep medicine physicians.
Wellmont’s sleep medicine patients can rest assured they will receive compassionate, quality care from professionals who are committed to helping them sleep better.
Patients having a sleep study at Wellmont can rest easy in one of our state-of-the-art sleep facilities.
Decorated in warm, soothing colors, the atmosphere is comparable to what one might expect to find at a leading hotel chain. Patients can sleep in their own pajamas and bring certain items from home to make the environment more comfortable.
Patients preparing to visit a Wellmont sleep evaluation center should:
Patients should bring the following when they visit a Wellmont sleep evaluation center:
Patients who believe they may be experiencing sleeping problems or a sleep disorder can begin the journey toward a better night’s rest today. This quick, online
sleep test may help you determine if a full sleep evaluation would help you
For patients in Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City and throughout the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, Wellmont offers comfortable and convenient sleep evaluation centers and the medical expertise needed to bring an end to many sleeping problems.
Wellmont Medical Associates Pulmonology and Sleep patients enjoy seamless access to the full scope of medical experts and related specialties offered by Wellmont Health System.
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2014 will represent an opportunity for many people to stop
smoking and give their lungs a breather. Dr. Lata Shah, a board-certified
pulmonologist and critical care physician with Wellmont Medical Associates Pulmonology & Sleep in Rogersville, said this is a wise
Lonesome Pine’s sleep evaluation center will contain a
four-bed diagnostic sleep lab and a sleep evaluation clinic staffed by
board-certified physicians and other caregivers who can treat patients of all
ages. One of the rooms is specially designed for patients with special needs.
Anyone who has experienced a sleepless night understands that few things in life are more frustrating than not being able to get enough rest. For people who work shifts – whether straight night shifts or alternating nights and days – getting adequate sleep is vital to staying alert, healthy and productive.
Dr. Mark Emery, a physician with Wellmont Medical Associates Pulmonology & Sleep, has begun seeing patients at the Wellmont Outpatient Campus, 316 Marketplace Blvd., Suite 20, which is next to Tri-Cities Lifestyle Center. He treats lung conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and sleep disorders.
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