Almost everyone experiences difficulty with sleep at some point in their life. Problems can range from snoring to insomnia and can be related to stress, anxiety, or other health problems. If your sleep disorder has persisted over a period of several weeks we recommend that you seek the help of a physician.
If you are not satisfied with your sleep or you feel tired, we recommend scheduling a sleep consultation with our board certified sleep physicians. For an appointment call 601-362-3599 or fill out a form.
Sleep Solutions of Mississippi frequently sees patients with these common sleep disorder symptoms:
If you have one or more of these symptoms and want help, please give us a call 601-362-3599 or fill out a form.
Untreated sleep disorders can cause:
Remember that most sleeping disorders can be successfully treated with medication, light therapy, oral appliances, and/or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.
If you would like additional information about our services and physicians, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, you may contact us at the following:
We schedule appointments for sleep studies seven nights a week, beginning at 8:30 pm. To make an appointment, please call our offices Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.To make an appointment for an overnight sleep study, you must first be referred by a physician. You can be referred by your primary care physician, a specialist, or by our sleep physicians. To book an appointment with Sleep Solutions of Mississippi, please call 601-362-3599 or fill out an online form. To get referred by your doctor, tell your doctor to call us or download a patient referral form from our website.
When calling to schedule your first visit, please have the following information available:
The clinic is available for physician office visits Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Sleep Solutions of Mississippi accepts most insurance as well as Medicare. Each insurance plan is unique so we advise you to verify coverage with your insurance company before scheduling a sleep study appointment. We will provide you information and assistance with insurance questions to help you understand your health care benefits for sleep medicine services. You can find more information on our Insurance page.
If you were referred by your doctor, we will be giving you a call soon to schedule an appointment. If you would like to fill out our forms in advance, you can download them at our Patient’s Page here.
We are located at 971 Lakeland Drive, Suite 752, Jackson, MS 39216
The most common sleep disorders include:
Sleep Solutions of Mississippi treats a wide range of sleeping disorders beyond those mentioned here. To discover if you have a sleep disorder and if so, what treatment we suggest, please schedule a sleep consultation with our board certified sleep physicians.
No, not necessarily. Although snoring by itself is not a sleep disorder, it is often a sign of the serious sleep disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Simple snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the upper airways, but is not accompanied by an apnea or cessation of breath.
Simple snoring can be very disturbing to a person’s sleep partner and can be treated by over the counter products.
We recommend that serious snorers come in for a sleep consultation to make sure that their snoring is not a symptom of sleep apnea. If the patient does have sleep apnea and is treated, snoring should decrease or disappear altogether.
A sleep consultation is a 45 minute appointment with a Board Certified Sleep Doctor. During this appointment, the doctor’s focus will be learning more about you and your sleeping problems to determine what the best treatment option is for you. If your doctor thinks that an overnight sleep study would help determine what sleeping problems you are having, you will then be scheduled for an overnight sleep study at our sleep lab. Sleep studies are conducted 7 days a week. To schedule a study or for more information, please call 601-362-3599 or fill out a form.
If your sleep study shows that you have sleep apnea, the best form of treatment is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. This machine blows pressurized air into the nose via a mask in order to eliminate the snoring and pauses in breathing that sleep apnea produces.
Other treatment options include lifestyle changes, surgery, dental devices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more. With severe cases, a combination of two or more of these methods may be recommended. More details can be found on our Sleep Treatments page.
Yes. People with sleep apnea actually experience oxygen deprivation during their sleep. Their sleep is very ineffective and can leave them extremely fatigued, which can lead to accidents while on the job or driving. Some risks of untreated sleep apnea include: heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Yes. It is a common misconception that you must be overweight, or overweight and male to have sleep apnea. The most important symptoms to consider are not weight or sex, but instead tiredness during the day and snoring. If you exhibit these or other characteristics of sleep apnea, you should be evaluated.
Although there are no stand-alone causes for insomnia, you are more likely to develop insomnia if you are over age 60, if you are female, use certain medication, or if you have a history of depression, stress, anxiety, arthritis or heart failure.
Insomnia is when you are not able to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia can also consist of poor-quality sleep. Some signs of insomnia include: feeling un-refreshed in the morning, waking up during the night and not being able to fall back to sleep, or having little energy or ability to concentrate during the day.
Insomnia is chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts one month or more. Physical disorders such as asthma or restless legs syndrome and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, can cause insomnia. Lifestyle factors such as caffeine or alcohol intake, excessive napping, or irregular sleep schedules can also cause chronic insomnia.
Insomnia can be diagnosed by a doctor who may use your medical history, sleep history, or a sleep diary to determine the nature of your insomnia. Insomnia can be treated in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: treating underlying medical or psychological problems, changing behaviors that worsen insomnia, trying behavioral techniques that improve sleep (such as relaxation therapy), or prescribing sleeping pills.
Sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Sleep deprivation has short-term and long-term consequences. In the short term, lack of proper sleep can lead to decreased alertness and performance, memory and cognitive impairment, poor quality of life (due to daytime sleepiness), and increased risk of injury on the job or on the road. In the long term, some of the risks include: high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity, and depression.
Most adults report that they need about 7.5 hours of sleep to feel awake and refreshed the next day. However, the U.S. average is only 5.5 hours a night. Adolescents need nine or more hours a night. The elderly need similar amounts of sleep as adults.
There is high variability between individuals in the amount of sleep that they need. Some people are naturally long sleepers and need nine or more hours to feel refreshed, whereas others feel great after six hours.
Out of center sleep testing (OCST) can be used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adult patients who do not meet the clinical eligibility criteria for an in-lab polysomnography (PSG). OCST is the use of a portable sleep monitor to evaluate a patient with a predetermined high probability for OSA. The OCST channels used for recording at SSM are heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory airflow, respiratory effort and actigraphy. The technical requirements for these channels meet the standards set by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
About 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year.
At Sleep Solutions of Mississippi, we strive to successfully treat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia.