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”

Don Hudson • Sleep Apnea & Insomnia

“I went to three different sleep clinics and had one major, unnecessary surgery. Then I went to see Dr. Barker, did the sleep studies, and got prescribed the therapy that I use. After the first night of using that therapy, I got the first good night’s sleep I’ve gotten in 25 years. It changed my entire life.”

Sharon Johnson • Sleep Apnea

“I was dealing with overwhelming fatigue and found out I had sleep apnea. I was put on CPAP therapy. I started to go back downhill, and Dr. Barker prescribed a very specific medication to help me sleep at night. It clicked. It changed everything. I went from just existing to actually having a life. It made a huge different in my quality of life. Dr. Barker is wonderful and very supportive.”

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Barker Sleep Institue Patient and Physician Testimonial Video

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Dr. Barker interviewed on Local 8 channel WVLT regarding new information on driving drowsy

Local 8 WVLT recently interviewed Dr. Barker on how, “Drowsy Driving happens more often than we think.” A recent study shows that 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they fell asleep while driving.

Check out the interview and the story right here!

Dr. Barker to be featured on 10News at Five to discuss new FDA regulations on sleep medications

AmbienPill-505664430Dr. Barker will be featured as a guest speaker tomorrow, January 11, on 10 News at Five to dicuss the new FDA requirements of lowering the dosages of sleep medications. Tune in!

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Dr. Barker featured on Live at Five, “Too little sleep plays havoc with fat cells.”

Dr. Barker was featured on Live at Five Friday, October 19th. Interview was conducted based on the topic of how “less” sleep can wreak play on your fat cells, eventually leading to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. For the complete article and video please click on the link below!

See the WBIR video and article.

Too little sleep plays havoc with fat cells

Dr. Barker featured on “More Living with Jim Brogan”

Dr. Barker was recently interviewed on the “More Living With Jim Brogan” radio show here in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Barker discussed in depth, “Sleep and how it affects your overall health.”  “More Living with Jim Brogan,” aires every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on NewsTalk 98.7 FM and broadcasts throughout East Tennessee and worldwide on Each week Jim, a certified retirement financial advisor, reviews and discusses issues that impact the lives and well-being of those nearing retirement or who are already retired.

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Sleep and Aging

Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. In fact, research demonstrates that our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. So, what’s keeping seniors awake?

Tune in this Saturday from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. on NewsTalk 98.7  on “More Living with Jim Brogan”. Brogan will be speaking with Dr. Barker about the effects of sleep and aging. You won’t want to miss!



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