The Thomas Sleep Center treats adults and children with an extensive range of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, and periodic limb movement disorder. Through comprehensive testing at the Thomas Sleep Center, our team will diagnose and help create a treatment plan for sleep problems.

Our Thomas Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Accreditation by the AASM assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment. Our skilled sleep technologists and respiratory therapists work to promote better sleep for patients and to return patients to the full enjoyment of daily activities.

The Sleep Center offers the following diagnostic evaluation and testing:

  • CPAP titration (in the lab)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) sleep apnea evaluations
  • Home sleep test – set up and instructions (dependent upon insurance)
  • MSLT/MWT (multiple sleep latency test/maintenance of wakefulness test)
  • Sleep clinic appointment (consultation with a sleep specialist to diagnose and treat for sleep disorders, testing, and follow up evaluations as needed)
  • Sleep study (in the lab)

Our state of the art Sleep Center offers evaluations, overnight sleep testing, and specialized daytime sleep testing. Testing is performed in one of our eight private rooms, which are equipped with a queen-size bed, flat-screen TVs, and a bathroom for a comfortable home-like environment.

All testing is done on an outpatient basis. Consultation with a sleep specialist is often necessary prior to scheduling sleep studies, due to insurance guidelines.

Common Sleep Disorders

Any sleep-related problem can be evaluated. Some common problems include insomnia, which is trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Some of the other causes of insomnia are restless leg syndrome (RLS), medication dependency and anxiety/depression.

Another common problem is daytime sleepiness, which may be a result of sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Symptoms of narcolepsy and hypersomnia include irresistible sleepiness and brief sleep duration, accompanied by sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, etc. The causes of both disorders are unknown, but there is evidence that it occurs due to genetic disorders. Treatments are a combination of behavioral changes and medicines based on individual symptoms.

Lack of sleep can lead to accidents, poor performance at work or school and increased health risks such as hypertension, heart disease and even depression. If someone is experiencing difficulty sleeping, our specially trained, multidisciplinary team will help diagnose the sleep disorder and resolve the cause.


Pulmonology at Thomas Hospitals
 4619 Kanawha Avenue SW | South Charleston, WV 25309 | 304-400-4545