SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER


    83825 Highway 9
    Post Office Box 1270
    Ashland, Alabama 36251

    (256) 354-1204



    Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine





    *Sleep Disorders Center Staff
    *Sleep Study Facts
    *Signs of Sleep Apnea
    *Appointments







    SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER STAFF

    Brandy Crocker, RPSGT, Director/Technician
    Dana Browning, RPSGT, Technician
    Dr. Tony McLeod, ENT, Medical Director

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    SLEEP STUDY FACTS

    Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to a person's body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing sleep problems which include the following:

    Sleep Apnea is a common and potentially dangerous sleep disorder. The word apnea means "not breathing" but is relatively easy to diagnose and treatable. Patients with sleep apnea are at a greater risk for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure.

    Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder where a person falls asleep suddenly many times a day.

    Chronic Insomnia is when a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep night after night.


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    SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA

    Do you…
    frequently feel very tired or sleepy during the day?
    often have trouble concentrating?
    snore, choke or gasp for air during sleep?
    wake up frequently during the night?

    A "yes" answer to any of the questions could be a sign of sleep apnea.

    Contact your physician for an evaluation.


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    APPOINTMENTS

    If you have any of the symptoms mentioned on this website, contact your primary care physician for an appointment.