Sleep Medicine

Sleep is vital for renewing our mental and physical health each day. However, more than 100 million Americans of all ages fail to get a good night’s sleep. There are at least 84 sleep disorders that lead to a lowered quality of life. They endanger public safety by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. These disorders can lead to problems falling asleep, difficulties staying awake or staying asleep, sleepwalking, bed-wetting, nightmares, and other problems interfering with sleep. Some sleep disorders can be life-threatening. Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists has seven providers who specialize in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders in Infants, pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.

Common Sleep Disorders

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

This type of disorder affects the timing of sleep and may interrupt the normal ability to sleep or awaken.


Insomnia

Patients that suffer insomnia have trouble falling or staying asleep.


Narcolepsy

A neurological disorder of the brain where it loses the ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway during sleep.


REM Disorders

A family of sleep disorders including Sleep Paralysis and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.


Restless Leg Syndrome

A sensory disorder causing an irresistible urge to move the legs.


Sleepwalking

A behavior disorder that occurs during sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep.

Sleep Services

Polysomnographic Testing

In this sleep study, we use a computer to display all of the functions of the body organs and organ systems while you are awake and asleep. We use microphones to record snoring, teeth grinding, chewing and talking. The microphones also enable you to communicate with us during the study. A body position sensor tells us how you’re lying on the bed, and infrared video cameras allow us to monitor your movements.


Multiple Sleep Latency Tests

These are daytime nap tests that we perform to diagnose sleep disorders such as Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnolence Syndrome. We record all of the same systems during these tests as we do during a sleep study. 


Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests

These are the daytime nap tests that we perform to see if you can stay awake in a sleep-conducive environment, such as a dark, quiet room. 

 

Patient Information

 
 

Sleep Disorder Indicators

If you snore, wake up with headaches during the night or in the morning, fall asleep during the day, or have high blood pressure or diabetes then you may have a sleep disorder. Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists partners with the Methodist Sleep Disorders Center to provide the above services. For more information about sleep disorders, click the Methodist Sleep Disorder Center button below.

 

appointment Information

To service patients in a timely fashion, Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists asks patients to bring certain information when showing up for an appointment. For detailed instructions please click the button below.

 

Sleep Patient Forms

To expedite the check-in process, please print the appropriate packet below, complete it, and bring to your appointment.

 

Fees and insurance

Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists participates in many insurance plans, however, participation in your plan is not guaranteed. Patients should verify coverage with their insurance provider ahead of any scheduled appointments. For more information, please click the button below. 

 

patient notice of privacy

Patients have a right to privacy regarding their Protected Health Information. For purposes of treatment, payment, and healthcare operations, Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists may share this information with your consent. For additional information please review the Privacy Notice below.