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Madeep S. Bakshi, M.D.
Dr. Mandeep Bakshi
Pulmonologist

Sleep Medicine

  • Are you tired all of the time?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating?
  • Have you been told that you snore?
  • Are you not getting a good night's sleep?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. But, help is on the way.

Takoma Regional Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders will provide a specialized team of sleep professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality of sleep medicine care available in our community. Dr. Mandeep Bakshi, a pulmonologist who is board-certified in sleep medicine, manages sleep patients and interprets sleep studies at Takoma.

Put your sleep problems to rest. Contact your healthcare provider to see if a sleep study is right for you. Or, call (423) 636-8462.

Did you know?

  • Studies show a high incidence of sleep apnea in people with heart disease.
  • Sleep Apnea is known to raise blood pressure.
  • Persistent, untreated insomnia may lead to major depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
  • Sleep Apnea causes heart failure, high blood pressure and heart attacks at young ages.
  • Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans experience frequent sleep problems.
  • At least 40 million people are undiagnosed with a sleep disorder.
  • More than two-thirds of all children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week.

Common Symptoms:

If you’re among the 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, it’s important to know that an inability to get quality sleep not only impacts how you feel every day, but also can seriously affect your overall health. Those who consistently have problems sleeping are at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, driving accidents and other conditions.

Common Symptoms of sleep disorders include:
  • Snoring
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Overweight or inability to lose weight
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Having trouble staying awake during the day
  • Waking up choking or gasping for air
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom during the night
  • Waking up during the night sweating

Scheduling a Sleep Study:

Sleep studies are interpreted by board certified physicians in sleep medicine. Reports are available in less than a week and include findings, diagnosis and recommendations from the medical sleep specialist. Referring physicians can order a sleep study or sleep consult by calling: (423) 636-8462.


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