SLEEP CENTER - Brandon, Plant City, New Tampa
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We care about every breathe you take, and every hour of your sleep.
Main Office: 402 Noland Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Proper sleep, in addtion to adequate nutrition is essential for health. The symptoms of sleep disorders, such as chronic insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, fragmented sleep and daytime sleepiness are common and often ignored. According to the National Sleep Disorders Research Center, only five percent of these sleep ailments are successfully diagnosed and treated. The problem stems from the lack of public knowledge about what comprises a sleep disorder.
Most people are unaware that sleep ailments can be associated with serious medical conditions. In fact, sleep apnea, a condition causing patients to stop breathing during sleep, is associated with hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. Common ailments such as insomnia, if chronic and left untreated, can lead to depression and daytime sleepiness, which contributes to motor vehicle accidents.Fortunately, sleep disorders are diagnosable and treatable.
Our providers offer full-service care of all sleep disorders for adults and children. A comprehensive care plan is created for each patient that may include, coordinated sleep lab testing at one of our three Sleep Disorders Centers located in Brandon, Plant City and New Tampa. All our centers are accredited by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which means we meet and exceed the highest patient care standards in the field of sleep medicine. Some of the diagnostic tests and treatments we provide include:
Diagnostic Polysomnography (PSG) - This type of study measures multiple variables during your sleep: heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory effort, respiratory flow through nose and mouth and the different sleep stages. We also observe the different body positions of the patients during sleep as well as any behavioral abnormalities.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/ Bi-Level Ventilation With or Without Oxygen - Pap is the standard treatment for moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Some patients may require a more sophisticated type of ventilation called the bi-level ventilation. The adequate type of ventilation will depend on the severity of the OSAS and co-morbidities. Sometime, the patient will require oxygen treatment as well.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) - This study is used to verify and quantify sleepiness. We measure how fast a patient is able to fall asleep and if the patient will reach REM sleep stage. It is part of the tests used to diagnose narcolepsy.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) - This test measures the ability of a patient to stay awake. It is used to verify the effectiveness of the therapy the patient is being prescribed.
Home Sleep Testing (HST) - Monitoring of several physiological activities in a sleeping individual with portable recording equipment at patient’s home and is usually performed to determine the absence or presence of a sleep apnea. We also provide CPAP clinics for our patients with Durable Medical Equipment Needs