Anna Miller-Sleep Apnea

“Suddenly I woke up in the middle of the night with an extremely rapid heart beat. It was Atrial Fibrillation, they call it AFIB. Barker Sleep did a sleep study and I had 137 episodes a night.  They recommended a CPAP machine, I’ve used it every single night for 6 years and have never had another episode. My husband slept with earplugs for 6 years, he hasn’t had to do that anymore and I haven’t had a heart attack.”

Betty Kyle-MATRx Oral Appliance

“I don’t have a CPAP, I don’t have a chinstrap. I feel liberated!” – Betty Kyle

Amanda Gerth-Jones Sleep Apnea

“I was exhausted for some time and finally broke down and had a sleep study.  I found out I have severe sleep apnea and now it’s a world of difference with the CPAP machine and the help of Dr. Barker and her staff.”


MATRx Oral Appliance Testing for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

MATRx Oral Appliance testing for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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MATRx (Oral Appliance Test)

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) can be used to treat sleep apnea in mild to moderate cases.

Using MATRx, a temporary, inexpensive appliance is made for the patient in our clinic or by an affiliated dentist. Used to advance the lower jaw remotely while the patient sleeps during in facility testing, MATRx determines if an oral appliance is right for you in comfort and opening the upper airway to stop apneas. MATRx gives patients the opportunity to decide if they prefer OAT before obtaining the more expensive permanent appliance. Valuable information on approximate settings for the permanent appliance is obtained for the dentist.

This exciting new technique gives the patient the opportunity to decide if they prefer OAT before obtaining the permanent appliance. Barker Sleep is the first and only sleep center in Tennessee to offer this innovative treatment and testing option.


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