Joint Commission Accredited Sleep Study Center
For a sleep study center in the Clearwater, FL, area that takes a nurturing, whole-body approach to the treatment of sleep disorders and related conditions, turn to the specialists at St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute. Dr. Frank Averill is a board-certified Sleep Medicine physician with over 25 years of experience in sleep medicine. He and his staff are highly experienced in the treatment of a wide variety of mild to severe sleep conditions, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, insomnia, daytime drowsiness, parasomnias, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and shift worker disorder, among others. Undergoing a sleep evaluation with Dr. Averill and possibly a sleep study at our comfortable and Joint Commission accredited sleep center can help determine the underlying cause and severity of your particular sleep issue. Some of the medically supervised sleep evaluations that our specialists offer include:
- Polysomnogram (PSG) – overnight recording of brain, muscle, heart, and lung activity during sleep; often used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other disorders
- CPAP Titration – overnight sleep study for patients with sleep apnea to determine the proper parameters for their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device
- Split Night Sleep Study – two-part sleep evaluation involving both polysomnogram and CPAP Titration sleep tests; only done if specific medical benchmarks are met during the PSG portion of the test
- Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) – daytime test to determine how long it takes someone to fall asleep during the course of several short naps; often used to diagnose narcolepsy and other disorders
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT) – daytime sleep study test to evaluate wakefulness during the day; often used to diagnose Shift Worker Syndrome and other disorders
Even if you are able to fall asleep easily, your sleep itself may not be restful, which can lead to serious health conditions like chronic fatigue, weight gain, and headaches, in addition to missed work, accidents, and low productivity. A sleep study at our Joint Commission accredited sleep disorders center, possibly combined with supplements, medication, a CPAP device, behavior modification, or weight loss, will help you regain control of your sleep and enjoy a more wakeful, healthy life. Contact us to speak to our office for further information.