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Parkway Sleep Disorders Center

More than 100 million Americans suffer from 80 different kinds of sleep disorders.  Many are caused by medical conditions that can only be corrected with proper diagnosis and treatment.  Patients who suffer from sleep disorders are much more likely to have hypertension, strokes, diabetes, depression, or heart attacks.  Many people underestimate the significance of untreated sleep disorders, but the consequences can be catastrophic.

The Parkway Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive testing and treatment for patients with sleep disorders.  Conveniently located in the Jackson Plaza, just off the Turnpike in Oak Ridge, Parkway Sleep Disorders Center is the region’s newest and most advanced sleep-testing facility.  Incorporating state of the art technology with innovative treatment options in a secure and comfortable non-hospital setting, the center is staffed by a board certified physician, a registered nurse, and registered polysomnographic technologists.

Parkway Sleep Disorders Center accepts most insurance plans including Medicare.  Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, and testing is conducted throughout the week.  Our skilled administrative staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.  We look forward to providing you with the finest sleep testing services available.

Phone: 865-813-0300              Fax:  865-813-0307


The Sleep Disorders Center is open to all patients needing evaluation and treatment.


Common Sleep Disorders
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
is a disorder of breathing during sleep. Typically it is accompanied by loud snoring. Apnea during sleep consists of brief periods throughout the night in which breathing stops. People with sleep apnea frequently do not get enough oxygen during sleep, which causes sleep disruption. Symptoms include: loud snoring, waking up un-refreshed, having trouble staying awake during the day, waking up with headaches, waking up during the night sometimes with the sensation of choking, and night sweats, just to mention a few. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can lead to other health problems.

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. It may be caused by multiple factors. When the root cause is adequately addressed, insomnia can be successfully treated. Symptoms include: Difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep, resulting in un-refreshing sleep, daytime lack of energy, sleepiness, and symptoms of depression.


Restless Leg Syndrome is characterized by an annoying feeling of leg restlessness, mostly in the evening hours prior to bedtime. It can be associated with iron deficiency, nerve damage, or other medical conditions. Symptoms include: Leg restlessness, which is worse while at rest during the evening hours. It is usually improved temporarily by leg movement and can cause significant sleep disruption.

Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder is characterized by violent dream enactment behavior, often causing injury to oneself or the bed partner. The behavior is due to increased muscle activity while asleep and it is sometimes associated with underlying neurologic disease. Symptoms include: Acting out violent dreams with punching, kicking and screaming while asleep.

Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder affecting the brain where regulation of sleep and wakefulness take place. Narcolepsy can be thought of as an intrusion of dreaming sleep (REM) into the waking state. Symptoms include: Excessive daytime sleepiness, sudden temporary decrease or loss of muscle tone, especially when emotional. Some may experience vivid dream-like images when drifting off to sleep or waking up unable to move or talk for a brief period of time.

Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) is a series of complex behaviors that are initiated during slow wave sleep and result in walking during sleep. Symptoms include: Ambulation (walking or moving about) that occurs during sleep. The onset typically occurs in children and can continue into adulthood. It is occasionally associated with injuries.

Sleep Terrors are characterized by a sudden arousal from slow wave sleep with a piercing scream or cry, with inconsolable intense fear and confusion. Symptoms include: A sudden episode of intense terror during sleep. The episodes usually occur within the first third of the night and the person will not recall having the event when fully awake. These events are mostly seen in children but can also happen in adults.