Sleep center in Nashville, Tennessee
If you often have trouble sleeping, you are not alone. Approximately 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. experience chronic sleep loss due to a sleep disorder.
If you are one of these adults or have a child who needs to get better rest, you could benefit from a sleep study at The Sleep Disorders Center at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Our sleep medicine specialists will closely monitor you to determine the type and cause of your sleep disorder. To help find a solution, we work with your primary care provider to address all of your health concerns.
If you believe you have or need to be tested for a sleep disorder, contact The Sleep Disorders Center at (615) 342-1657.
Types of sleep disorders we treat
Our sleep medicine services address a variety of disorders, including:
- REM behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift work sleep disorder
- Sleep apnea
How to tell if you need a sleep study
A sleep study is used to help detect and diagnose sleep disorders. During the overnight evaluation, registered technologists measure your eye and muscle movements, brain activity, heart rate, breathing pattern and depth as well as oxygen levels.
These questions may reveal problems in your sleep patterns and indicate you should talk to your doctor about having a sleep study:
- Am I sleepy during the day, even with a good night's sleep?
- Do I get irritable when I cannot sleep?
- Do I often wake up and have trouble going back to sleep?
- Does it take me a long time to go to sleep?
What to expect during a sleep study
From start to finish, a sleep study visit is typically 11 hours. Patients arrive at 8:00 pm and get ready for bed at or by 10:00 pm. Most patients are awake by 6:00 am and are ready to return home by 7:00 am.
When you arrive, an experienced member of our team will guide you to a private patient room and allow you to get comfortable. Once you are ready to go to sleep, your sleep technologist connects you to a monitoring device that will capture your heartbeat and breathing patterns.
When you wake up in the morning, a member of our team will greet you and answer any initial questions you may have about the study or experience. You have a private restroom complete with a shower for your use before going home. Your sleep study results will be sent directly to your physician or one of our sleep specialists.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your sleep study, please call (615) 695-7200 no later than 24 hours before your test.
What to bring to a sleep study
- Sleep clothes; two-piece, loose-fitting outfits are preferred because we will need to attach sensors to your legs and sides
- Your personal toiletries, such as a toothbrush, razor and shampoo
- A change of clothes (if desired)
- A pillow (we can provide a pillow, if you prefer to use ours)
- Medications you are currently taking
What not to do the day of your sleep study
- Do not have gels, creams, wigs, hairpieces, glued weaves, hairspray or any other hair products in your hair. We must have free access to your scalp to apply sensors.
- Do not apply lotion to your body.
- Do not take any naps.
- Do not ingest caffeine after 2:00pm
Sleep studies for children
We also offer pediatric sleep medicine services. Pediatric patients go through a similar process during a sleep study as an adult patient. Parents are welcome to bring their child to the lab prior to their study for a tour. To schedule a tour, please call (615) 342-1657.
One parent or legal guardian must be present for the entire study. Additional adults and siblings must remain at home. You will sleep in the same room as your child, so be sure to bring comfortable clothes for yourself. To make your child more comfortable, you can bring their favorite pillows or blankets, bedtime story books, DVDs or stuffed animals.
Where to find our sleep center
The Sleep Disorders Center is located about two blocks south of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Complimentary parking is conveniently located behind the Center, off of State Street.
Our address is:
2222 State St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Sleep disorders at TriStar Health
Sleep disorders refer to a change or disturbance in a patient’s normal sleep pattern. Sleep disorders may affect the amount of sleep and quality of sleep someone receives. Sleep timing may also be of concern in the case of disorders like narcolepsy. Sleep disorders can be linked to both medical and emotional causes.Learn about Sleep disorders