If you feel stressed, overworked, or too old for your age you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Research and history show us that many serious medical problems have been worsened or even caused by sleep disorders. Over 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem. But only about 10 percent of those people are actually being treated. Even if you think your sleep is normal, improper sleep may still be adversely affecting your health. Proper testing and evaluation are vital to diagnosing sleep disorders.
Sleep problems are serious and can cause dangerous medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, stroke, and even sudden death. When we don't get the right kind of sleep, every part of our lives can suffer. Our jobs, relationships, productivity, overall health, and safety (and that of those around us) are all put at risk.
The importance of sleep and sleep disorder therapy has become widely recognized as vital to health and safety. Testing and treating numerous sleep problems is a complex process. There are over 85 coded sleep disorders, and many can be difficult to diagnose or may have multiple causes. Because diagnosing and treating sleep disorders is an intricate process, it is crucial that patients be seen by a board certified sleep physician and at an accredited sleep program.
Dr. Rosanne Barker has over 25 years of experience in sleep medicine, and treats all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other common sleep problems. Her mission and purpose is to offer her patients nothing less than the most excellent sleep treatment in the country.
Our goal is to increase awareness of sleep disorders and to help you get a good night sleep. There is truly no better sleep center in East Tennessee and the Greater Knoxville area for comprehensive, quality sleep care and treatment.
Barker Sleep Institute. All We Do Is Sleep.