JFK Medical Center began the first sleep center in Palm Beach County in 1989. JFK Medical Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has been accrediting sleep centers since 1977. Being an accredited sleep center shows JFK Medical Center Sleep Center’s commitment to the highest quality care and management of sleep patients in our community. The areas that the center must demonstrate compliance to earn accreditation are:
- Highly qualified Personnel
- Facility and Equipment
- Data Acquisition, Scoring and Reporting
- Patient Evaluation and Care
- Emergency Procedures
- Quality Assurance
Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans, and can lead to serious physical and mental health issues. Sleep problems include sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, sleep deprivation, Restless Legs Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movements, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, Advanced Sleep Syndrome, insomnia and REM behavior disorder.