Sleep Center

Sleep Disorder ClinicResearch has shown that more than 70 million Americans are not able to get the sleep they need. A variety of factors contribute to lack of sleep - from a noisy environment to a medical disorder. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects about 20 million Americans. This disorder, if untreated, can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and depression. Unfortunately majority of people with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed.

The TMC Center for Sleep Health can help. Our experienced staff, which includes board-certified sleep medicine physicians, can help determine specifically what is causing your sleep problem, and the exact way to fix it.


How do I know if I should be tested for a sleep disorder?

If you or a loved one has one of the following signs, it may indicate a sleep disorder and should be evaluated by a physician:
• Habitual loud snoring, especially when associated with pauses or snorting noises.
• Frequent brief choking, awakening with gasping or shortness of breath.
• Awakening with a headache.
• Persistent sleepiness when awake or episodes of falling asleep unintentionally.
• Persistent fatigue.
• Persistent difficulty falling or staying asleep.
• An urge to keep moving the legs at bedtime or a rhythmic twitching of the legs after falling asleep.
• Unusual behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking.

Your sleep study will be conducted in a spacious, private laboratory—a customized guestroom at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, in Kansas City. This state-of-the-art facility is one of many hotel-based sleep labs in the United States. Adapted to monitor sleeping patterns, the laboratory creates a natural, comfortable setting to help you sleep normally.

The laboratory includes a monitoring system for detecting brain waves and your breathing pattern. The facilities are designed with the patient in mind for maximum simplicity, privacy and comfort, with the top-quality care you can expect from Truman Medical Centers. At the Sheraton, you'll find:
• Free valet parking
• Exceptional surroundings
• A short walk to the elevator
• Personalized attention from your own sleep technologist

Sleep Center

 
Planning your overnight sleep study:

• Please arrive at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center by 7:30 p.m., valet-park your car and take the elevator to the fifth floor.
• Eat dinner before arriving. Do not drink beverages containing caffeine or alcohol.
• Bring your nighttime medications and comfortable sleepwear.
• Remove makeup, artificial nails or nail polish (clear is okay). Your hair should be free of hair care products, weaves or braids. The Technologist needs to be able to access points of your scalp.
• Bring all of your current medications and plan to take them as usual, unless your doctor says otherwise.
• You may relax and watch television on the evening of your study, but it is important to stay awake until your scheduled bedtime (usually 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.)
• You may shower or bathe in your room on the morning after your sleep study.
• For the courtesy of all our patients, we ask that you contact us 48 hours in advance if you must cancel. Patients who cancel more than once must get a new referral from their physician.

 

Setting your appointment

Initial appointments are scheduled in the Truman Medical Centers Sleep Health Center. Most patients undergoing sleep studies will spend a night in the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center sleep laboratory. Patients also may be referred to appropriate specialists in neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, otolaryngology, psychiatry or other TMC Departments.

TMC Center For Sleep Health

Sleep Lab Scheduling:
816-404-0848

Sleep Lab Questions:
816-404-0848

 

Meet Our Providers

Abid Bhat, MD, MBA

Abid Bhat, MD, MBA

Medical Director, TMC Center for Sleep Health
Dr. Bhat is board-certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Government Medical College in Kashmir, India, and completed three residencies: in Pulmonary Medicine at the Chest Disease Hospital in Kashmir, India; in Pathology at the University of Kashmir; and in Internal Medicine at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York. He completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Bloch School of Management at UMKC. Dr. Bhat is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine.
Asem Abdeljalil, MD, FCCP

Asem Abdeljalil, MD, FCCP

Dr. Abdeljalil is board-certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, and his Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed an internship at Albasheer Hospital and an Internal Medicine residency at Jordan Hospital, both in Amman. He completed fellowships in Pulmonary Care, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Abdeljalil is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine.
Ashraf Anwar Samy Gohar, MD

Ashraf Anwar Samy Gohar, MD

Dr. Gohar is board-certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He received his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, where he also completed an Internal Medicine residency. He also completed a second Internal Medicine residency at UMKC School of Medicine and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School, with special training in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Gohar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine.
Mary Jane Dexter, MSN,  APRN, NP-C

Mary Jane Dexter, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Ms. Dexter is a certified nurse practitioner whose main interest is Sleep Medicine. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing at Webster University, and worked as a RN at Overland Park Regional Medical Center for 17 years. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing at Research College of Nursing in 2008. Ms. Dexter has worked in the TMC Center for Sleep Health since 2012. She is passionate about healthy living and enjoys helping clients achieve their fullest potential.
Prathusha Tatineny Dasari, MD, MPH

Prathusha Tatineny Dasari, MD, MPH

Dr. Tatineny is board-certified in Family Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her medical degree from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman Islands and her Master’s in Public Health from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She completed a Family Medicine residency at Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Dr. Tatineny is passionate about improving her patients' quality of life.

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