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Sleep Center

Sleep Disorder Treatment in Henderson County

Sleep disorders can develop gradually, or cause an immediate change in your sleeping habits. In either case, they make it difficult to function and wreak havoc on your physical and mental health. Do not take these conditions lightly, the side effects of sleeping poorly can include depression, high blood pressure, diabetes and difficulty concentrating. These conditions could be life-threatening, and you should seek professional medical help as soon as possible if you have had trouble sleeping for more than a week.

Diagnosing a Sleep Disorder

It is very possible to have a sleep disorder without realizing it. You may be sleeping throughout the night, but be plagued by drowsiness and fatigue throughout the day.

Keen an eye out for these symptoms of sleep disorder:

  • You have difficulty concentrating during the day
  • You often feel sleepy while driving, even during short trips
  • You have a hard time staying awake while watching TV or reading
  • You snore unusually loudly
  • Someone has noticed you stop breathing periodically while sleeping
  • You wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep
  • You feel the need to nap every day

At the Methodist Health Sleep Lab, patients are observed while sleeping in a comfortable, spacious room. Our sleep experts use cutting-edge equipment and the latest software to monitor patients and identify the source of their disorder. There is also a pulmonary function testing booth to determine if lung disease is partly responsible for the trouble sleeping.


The treatment for your sleep disorder will depend on the specific condition you suffer from. Some treatments may be as simple changing lifestyle habits like reducing caffeine, while others may involve medication or even surgery. For severe cases of sleep apnea (difficulty breathing while sleeping), you may need a CPAP machine. This is a mask that goes over your face at night and helps you breathe while sleeping. It should also prevent loud snoring. Stress management and counseling may also be used as treatment as depression is a common cause of sleep disorders.

Call 270-827-7474 to schedule an appointment at the Methodist Health Sleep Lab in Henderson. Our staff is ready to help you get a good night’s rest.