Lake Regional offers a full range of diagnostic testing for sleep disorders. This testing includes sleep studies, multiple sleep latency testing, home sleep studies and maintenance of wakefulness testing. Our team of physicians, nurses and technologists are dedicated to the field of sleep medicine and to patients with sleep-related issues.
We know that one-size sleep studies do not fit all. We make it a priority to provide individualized treatment plans for patients who experience all types of sleep problems. At Lake Regional Sleep Medicine Center, you receive thorough assessments and follow-up care to meet your specific physical, physiological, mental and behavioral needs.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Lake Regional's sleep experts use a number of tools to diagnose sleep disorders, such as a physical exam, keeping a sleep diary, detailed evaluation of your health history, conducting sleep studies and more.
Once you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, there are several safe and effective options for treatment, including changes to sleep habits, medications, medical devices — such as CPAP machines — or surgery. Your doctor will determine which option is right for you based on your diagnosis.
In-Lab Sleep Studies
The Lake Regional Sleep Center is on the third floor of Lake Regional Hospital. All in-lab sleep studies are done by appointment only and are conducted seven nights a week from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Sleep studies are painless and noninvasive procedures. There are no needles involved; testing includes only sensors and equipment applied to the surface of the skin.
An in-lab sleep study provides your doctor with the most complete evaluation of your sleep. During an in-lab sleep study, you will stay overnight in our sleep center. Patient rooms are private and have an adjoining private bathroom. Data is collected during the night that will help your doctor make a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
Patients may resume normal activities after the study is completed.
Home Sleep Testing
Home sleep testing occurs when you sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about your breathing. Home sleep testing is different from a sleep study in a lab because you are using different equipment, and there is no technician at your home to ensure proper use of the equipment and to help you if there are any problems. After education by the Sleep Center staff, you will set up the testing equipment yourself.
Not everyone should have home sleep testing. Home sleep testing is used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea only. Your health care provider will tell you if home sleep testing is right for you.
Registration and Check-In
At the point of check-in, you will be asked to provide insurance cards and a valid driver's license or photo ID for copying, to sign consent forms and to verify insurance information. In addition, Medicare patients will be asked to complete the federally required Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire.
Learn more about sleep medicine from Lake Regional Sleep Specialist Philip Mataverde, D.O., MPH.