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Sleep Medicine

The Centers for Sleep Disorders team can provide sleep services such as:

  • Home Sleep Testing (HST)
  • Sleep disorder consultations with board certified sleep physicians and supervised sleep clinicians
  • CPAP management and follow-up
  • In-lab sleep diagnostic testing for sleep apnea, undetermined excessive daytime sleepiness, restless leg syndrome and insomnia

There are AASM Accredited Sleep Labs throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

THE EFFECTS OF SLEEPINESS AND FATIGUE

  • Impaired reaction time, judgment and vision
  • Problems with information processing and short-term memory
  • Decreased performance, vigilance and motivation
  • Increased moodiness and aggressive behaviors
  • Increased “microsleeps” (brief 2- to 3-second sleep episodes)

EFFECTS OF SLEEPINESS AT WORK

When sleepy, people report having difficulty with:

  • Concentration - 68%
  • Handling stress - 65%
  • Relating to others - 38%
  • Solving problems - 57%
  • Listening - 57%
  • Decision-making - 56%

WORK ISSUES DUE TO SLEEPINESS

  • Late to work -14%
  • Stay home from work - 4%
  • Fall asleep at work - 7%
  • Make errors - 19%
  • Accidents and injuries - 2%

SLEEP-RELATED FATIGUE COSTS

  • Sleep-related fatigue costs U.S. businesses an estimated $150 billion a year due to:
    • Absenteeism
    • Workplace accidents
    • Lost productivity

Source: NSF 2000 Sleep In America Poll

SLEEP CENTER LOCATIONS

Indian Path Medical Center

2205 Pavilion Drive, Suite 2015, Kingsport, TN
Phone: 423-857-7011  Fax:  423-857-7018
 

Johnson City Medical Center

310 N. State of Franklin Road, Suite 301, Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423-431-6816  Fax: 423-431-2983
 

Unicoi County Medical Center

100 Greenway Circle, Erwin, TN
Phone: 423-431-6816  FAx: 423-431-2983
 

Norton Community Hospital

100 15th St. NW, Norton, VA
Phone: 276-439-149  Fax: 276-439-1499
 

Johston Memorial Hospital

320 E.Valley St., Abingdon, VA
Phone: 276-676-3360  Fax: 276-676-2710
 

Russell County Medical Center

Carrol & Tate Streets, Lebanon, VA
Phone: 276-883-8000  Fax: 276-676-2170
 

Smyth County Community Hospital

245 Medical Park Drive, Marion, VA
Phone: 276-378-1140  Fax: 276-378-1145