Sleep Center 
The Saint Francis Sleep Center is responsible for testing adult patients for sleep disorders.  The Saint Francis Sleep Center is accredited by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and our physicians are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine 

Registered Polysomnography TechnologistsCertified Respiratory Therapists, and Polysomnograpy Trainees make up a dedicated team working together to serve our patients.  The Sleep Center is open Sunday through Friday. If you experience any of the following Sleep Disorder symptoms, talk with your doctor about a referral to the Saint Francis Sleep Center.   An evaluation in our sleep clinic will determine if a sleep study is appropriate for you.

Sleep Disorder Symptoms:

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Snoring, choking, gasping, or pauses in breathing while sleeping
  • Recurrent awakening
  • Non-refreshing sleep
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating

The Saint Francis Sleep Center performs the following procedures:

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Studies (Nap studies)
  • Mean Wakefulness Tests fro public transport employees
  • Overnight Sleep studies with and without CPAP
  • Sleep Clinic with CPAP education and Mask Fitting
  • Follow up visits for CPAP patients to check equipment and compliance      

Some good sleep hygiene practices:

  • Sleep only when you are drowsy
  • Maintain a regular arise time even on days off and weekends
  • Avoid napping throughout the day
  • Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages within four to six hours of bedtime
  • Avoid the use of nicotine close to bedtime or during the night
  • Avoid large meals right before bedtime
  • Avoid strenuous exercise within 6 hours of bedtime
  • Minimize light, noise, and extremes in temperature in the bedroom

If you are having problems sleeping, we want to help your physician find a cause and determine appropriate treatment.  Talk to your physician about the Saint Francis Sleep Center.  For more information about our program, call (901) 765-2751.