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Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee endeavors to provide quality information to our patients.

Please note that these educational resources are for informational purposes only and are not a replacement for a consultation with an Advanced Practice Sleep Medicine Specialist. To schedule an appointment with one of our trained specialists today, please call us at (615) 893-4821.

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How Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

How Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute to a number of medical conditions, with heart disease among the more serious. Left unmanaged, sleep apnea has been shown to make the following heart problems worse: Atrial Fibrillation, or Irregular Heartbeats Coronary Artery...

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What You Likely Don’t Know About Hypertension But Should

What You Likely Don’t Know About Hypertension But Should

Hypertension is one of the most common health concerns in the U.S., with nearly 1 out of 2 American adults -- or more than 100 million people -- suffering from it. The impact of hypertension can sometimes take years to fully manifest, but the damage can be severe;...

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The Top 4 Ways a Sleep Journal Can Improve Your Sleep

The Top 4 Ways a Sleep Journal Can Improve Your Sleep

Are you currently dealing with sleep problems? If so, you’re not the only one, but a simple sleep journal (also referred to as a sleep diary, can prove instrumental in helping you identify and resolve your sleep issues. Poor sleep is endemic in the United States, with...

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CPAP Preventing Heart Attacks Nightly

In a 12 year study of patients with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) 30% experience cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack). Marin, Lancet 2005; 365: 1046-53

Partnership With The American Heart Association

Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee is proud to join the American Heart Association in its endeavor to bring increased awareness about how sleep directly impacts heart health. As leaders in the field of sleep medicine, we’re proud to have proven effective outcomes for our patients.

Recently, scientific research backed by the American Heart Association (AHA) has brought renewed attention to the relationship between sleep and heart health. Sleep duration, mostly short sleep, and sleep disorders have emerged as being related to adverse cardiometabolic risk, including obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease.

As a result, they released a statement recommending at least seven hours of sleep per night for adults can help “to promote optimal health”. As part of its determination to promote ideal cardiac health, they’re directly addressing sleep behavior in a public health campaign.

St-Onge M-P, Grandner MA, Brown D, Conroy MB, Jean-Louis G, Coons M, Bhatt DL; on behalf of the American Heart Association Behavior Change, Diabetes, and Nutrition Committees of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Clinical Cardiology; and Stroke Council. Sleep duration and quality: impact on lifestyle behaviors and cardiometabolic health: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation.

Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University Co-Founded the Sleep Research Consortium (SRC) to Promote Healthy Sleep and Sleep-Related Chronic Disease Prevention.

The mission of the SRC is to facilitate research projects, community-based programs, and initiatives that promote population and individual wellness through healthy sleep and sleep-related chronic disease prevention and reduction.

Through sleep-focused research and initiatives, the SRC seeks to fulfill the following goals and objectives:

  • To promote the health and well-being of Tennesseans through information sharing, development and implementation of research projects and community-based programs projects, and initiatives that focus on healthy sleep and sleep-related chronic disease prevention and reduction, obesity prevention and reduction, and improved population and individual health;
  • To collaborate and share best practices with other researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners, and community stakeholders;
  • To develop and implement projects, programs, and interventions, programs which meet a need and improve the health of Tennesseans, and that may be replicated nationally;
  • To advance and support interdisciplinary scholarly and research activity specific to healthy sleep;
  • To develop and strengthen partnerships within the university, the community, the state, and nationally who have vested interest in healthy living, specifically healthy sleep and reduction of obesity and chronic disease which may be associated with poor sleep;
  • To serve as a resource to the MTSU community on projects and initiatives related to sleep, obesity, chronic disease reduction and population health;

If you would like to learn more about the research of Sleep Research Consortium and how you can get involved, please visit https://sleepresearchconsortium.com/.