If you are experiencing a sleep problem for more than a month, your primary care physician can refer you for a sleep study at Volunteer Community Hospital Sleep Study Center.
While many are not aware that they have a sleep disorder until a loved one notices a problem, symptoms may include:
- Fatigue, lack of motivation and excessive daytime sleepiness
- Anxiety, depression and irritability
- Loud snoring or gasping for air while sleeping
- Pauses in breathing or racing heartbeat during the night
- Restless sleep
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating or learning
- Waking up frequently
- Night-time sweating
VCH Sleep Study Center, located directly across from the hospital, is newly renovated and designed with comfort in mind. With full size beds, luxurious bedding and stylish décor, each room has a flat screen TV and comfortable surroundings to make your stay more like home. The center’s friendly, compassionate sleep technicians are trained to balance your comfort with a quality sleep study. Using modern, non-invasive equipment, a specially trained sleep technician will monitor your heart rate, respiratory system, muscle activity, oxygen levels, brain activity, sleep movements and body position. The information gathered from the study allows a board certified sleep physician to evaluate and diagnose your condition. Your primary care physician will receive the results and use the information to determine the appropriate course of treatment.
For more information about Volunteer Community Hospital’s Sleep Study Center, please call 731-588-3221.