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Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders Expands Services to East Alabama

Every night, millions of Americans tuck into bed to pursue a good night’s rest. But for some, it seems that there’s no quantity of sheep, no position perfect enough nor pillow cool enough to help them get a full, restful night’s sleep.

And that lingering daytime exhaustion could be due to a sleep disorder.

About 70 million people across the United States have sleep problems, and more than half have a chronic sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia or restless leg syndrome, according to the American Sleep Association.

Fortunately for residents throughout west Georgia and east Alabama, help for getting a good night’s rest is now closer than ever.

With a new location now open in Wedowee, the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders and Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama offer a full range of sleep care services to evaluate and diagnose a variety of sleep disorders from OSA to insomnia, REM sleep disorders, circadian rhythm disorders and more.

The Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders offers a range of sleep care services, including full-night diagnostic studies, daytime sleep latency tests and in-home sleep studies that can be completed in the comfort and convenience of your home.

“Sleep disorders are more common than some people realize, and many people who have a sleep condition are unaware that they have it, or that they can do something about it,” said Jeff Reid, MD, a board-certified pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine specialist with West Georgia Lung & Sleep Medicine and medical director of the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders.

Millions of people across the United States have a sleep disorder that’s keeping them from getting a restful night’s sleep. These conditions can have many effects on a person’s physical and mental health, from increasing their risk for certain conditions like diabetes, heart disease and depression to impacting their productivity and energy levels during the day and how well they sleep at night.

“Getting adequate sleep is essential, but losing sleep can have adverse effects on our health,” said Dr. Reid. “Often, seemingly normal symptoms like snoring and restlessness may indicate a larger sleep condition. With diagnostic sleep studies and the sleep care services we provide, we’re able to get to the root of the problem and determine what’s preventing a person from having a restful night of sleep, and then develop a plan to treat it.”

If you are having trouble sleeping, the sleep specialists at the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders can help, offering the latest services and technology available — including home and lab sleep studies — to help diagnose and improve your sleep.

For more information, call the Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders at 256-291-4597. The center also has locations in Villa Rica and Carrollton. To learn more about the sleep services at Tanner, visit TannerSleep.org.