SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER
On December 15, 2015 in the Sleep Disorders Center, a dedication of the new Pediatric Sleep Room was held in honor of Dr. Clegg Austin, Pediatrician. The room has new furniture, technology and pediatric equipment funded by an anonymous $35,000 donation in honor of Dr. Austin. Dr. Austin has served the community and been a physician at Murray-Calloway County Hospital for over 54 years.
The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Sleep Disorders Center offers comprehensive evaluation and care for adults and has now expanded services to include children ages six and up with sleep and sleep-related breathing disorders.
SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER EARNS AASM ACCREDITATION
The Sleep Disorders Center at Murray-Calloway County Hospital recently earned a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Following a submitted application to and site visit from the AASM, the center was deemed worthy of the honor by showing quality patient care and dedication to the advancement of the field of sleep study. For more information on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine or this accreditation, please visit www.aasmnet.org
WHAT IS PROBLEM SLEEPINESS
Everyone feels sleepy at times. However, when sleepiness interferes with daily routines and activities, or reduces the ability to function, it is called “problem sleepiness.” Problem sleepiness occurs when patients don’t get enough sleep because of primary sleep disorders (such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome or narcolepsy), other medical conditions (such as chronic bronchitis or congestive heart failure) or lifestyle factors (such as shift work). Sleepy persons exhibit levels of impairment that range from poor functioning at home, school or work, to potentially life-threatening automobile crashes and industrial accidents.
MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Rachel Korson, Medical Director
Dr. Korson is double board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. She completed her Sleep Medicine fellowship training at Stanford University in Redwood City, California.
Evaluation by a sleep specialist is recommended for the diagnosis and treatment of a sleep disorder. A sleep study provides doctors with information about how you breathe and sleep. This data will enable the sleep specialist to determine the type and severity of your sleep disorder. It can also help to determine your treatment options.
The list below includes, but is not limited to, conditions treated by Dr. Korson at the Sleep Disorders Center. Please contact us for any questions or more information at 270.762.1579.
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Idiopathic Hypersomnia
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Periodic Leg Movements
- REM Behavior Disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome
WHAT TO EXPECT
- If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, the sleep specialist will work with you to tailor your therapy to your disorder.
- Insurance may pay for some or all of your equipment costs.
- Treatment may include medicines, an appliance or counseling.
- Please watch the helpful video at the right to guide you through the process of your sleep study.
With proper treatment, people with sleep disorders can increase the quality of their lives. By using the prescribed therapy, people get the restful sleep they need. This can result in:
- Less daytime drowsiness and fatigue
- Improved memory and concentration
- Better work performance
- Decreased risk of hypertension, heart attack, and stroke
Would you like more information? Please call us to schedule an appointment.
Sleep Disorders Center
300 South 8th Street, Suite 305 East
Murray, KY 42071