About Optimal Sleep Health

At Optimal Sleep Health, our mission is to help our patients achieve a full and satisfying sleep period every day, and to enjoy, as a result of this sleep, a full and active wakeful period each day.

Our methods include a thorough evaluation by a board-certified Sleep Medicine specialist, appropriate diagnostic sleep testing, using an accredited sleep lab as well as home sleep studies, and a combination of physical, medical, and behavioral strategies to address the more than eighty identified sleep disorders.

At Optimal Sleep Health, we value timely service, thorough evaluation, and effective treatment outcomes. Our compassionate staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care for every patient. We educate our patients and the community at large by providing up-to-date knowledge from the field of sleep research, which has evolved dramatically over the past 75 years.

Optimal quality of life includes the ability to participate attentively in family, community, and work activities. To be fully engaged while awake requires a decent and sustained sleep period. At Optimal Sleep Health, we strive to help our patients improve their quality of life by restoring normal sleep.

Steven J. Scheer, M.D.

Steven Scheer, M.D. is a board-certified specialist in Sleep Medicine, treating patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs, insomnia, and narcolepsy. Dr. Scheer moved to Florida in 2006 and established Optimal Sleep Health in order to address the dual needs of quality sleep and productive, wakeful daytime living. 

After graduating from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Dr. Scheer pursued an academic career associated with three university medical centers in Chicago, Boston, and Cincinnati over a 20 year period. He has written widely and published two textbooks in his field of Rehabilitation Medicine. He became an emeritus professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Scheer pursued training in clinical Sleep Medicine in Dayton and Cincinnati followed by additional training at Stanford University, and ultimately became Board Certified in Sleep Medicine in 2001. In 1998, 2004, and 2005, Dr. Scheer was selected by his peers for “Best Physicians in America” designations.

Always interested in educating the general public, Dr. Scheer has become a popular speaker throughout the community on all sleep-related topics. His other interests include golf, community theater, and hiking. Dr. Scheer lives in Sarasota with his wife. They have three grown daughters.

To view Dr. Scheer’s Curriculum Vitae click here.

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Lisa Knybel, RRT