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

Link to the MATRx for patient’s website


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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Big Orange Wake Up Call

Martin Bradley • Sleep Apnea

I had been to several doctors but Dr. Barker was the only doctor that really took the time to fully understand what was going on with me. I was amazed at how knowledgeable she was about sleep and how it affects your overall health. Now when I come home from working all day I still have tons of energy left.”

“I’ve even been able to help my mom get the right sleep care she needed. After five years of having been misdiagnosed and having no follow-up treatment, she was very reluctant. Dr. Barker and her staff put her at ease right away. She was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea but is now getting the quality treatment she needs.”

Stephanie Greene • Insomnia & RLS

“Dr. Barker changed my life. After 24 years of struggling with insomnia and not being treated successfully, I am sleeping through the night and feel rested in the morning. I was also diagnosed with Restless Legs Syndrome and the treatment here has completely cured it!”

Jack Tharp • Sleep Apnea

“I’m a truck driver. When I could only drive for 45 minutes at a time without wanting to fall asleep I knew I needed help. I went to see Dr. Barker and she diagnosed me with sleep apnea. The staff was so patient in making sure that I got the right equipment. My quality of life has never been better!”

Emily Hildreth • Narcolepsy

“Dr. Barker put me at ease immediately. The rooms were so much nicer than I expected and the staff was very friendly and professional. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to watch a movie without nodding off. This treatment has changed my life 180 degrees.”

Erik Chandler • Sleep Apnea

“After 7 years of suffering from depression, I was seeing no end in sight. Before I went to see Dr. Barker I was skeptical and didn’t understand that sleep played such a vital role in how I felt. In less than a year after my sleep study, I was off of anti-depressants. I can’t tell you how much better I feel. It’s like the fog has lifted and I can finally see again”


“I was exhausted for some time and finally broke down and....
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