About us

Well Necessities began in March 1993, when the President, Lea Desmarteau recognized the need for sleep testing in infants and children in the Ark-La-Tex region. At the request of her current employer, she agreed to meet the much needed neonate sleep diagnostic services with the incorporation of WellNecessities.
While maintaining her existing position as general manager she quickly grew her own company, eventually contracting all sleep services for her existing employer. Not only did the business require her full-time attention, but Lea also recognized the need to hire and train additional staff.
WellNecessities and VitalSleep continued to grow and with the addition of new contracts with area hospitals to perform sleep studies at their facilities and new staff, WellNecessities opened a new locations ad 2300 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, in June of 1999.

In October of 2001, WellNecessities expanded into the Texas market with the addition of VitalSleep in Austin, Texas.This location was a wonderfully restored Bed & Breakfast Inn, which had five beautiful bedrooms where sleep studies could be completed. In October 2001, Well Necessities’ expansion moved into the Texas market with VitalSleep in Austin, Texas. With the Company’s continued expansion, in January 2004 the Company relocated to a new facility at 8835 Line Avenue, Suite 500. The new facility is complimented with modern accents and a sales showroom floor that is state-of-the- art, having all the essentials of sleep products. The new facility also boasts a six-bed sleep lab, with room to grow. On November 2, 2005, in compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Well Necessities, specializing in sleep diagnostic testing, home medical equipment rental/sales has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval(TM) in these specialty areas.

Our Mission

Wellnecessities/VitalSleep is a regionally recognized, clinically based wellness company devoted to sleep with innovative products, education, and sleep services delivered in a dignified and modern environment designed to promote and encourage a healthy diagnostic and treatment atmosphere for our patients. The hallmarks of the company are sleep diagnostic testing and respiratory assist devices; such as CPAP machines, BiPap machines, and nebulizers, and ASV’s. Wellnecessities/VitalSleep is dedicated to delivering the best quality of care to our patients who seek a comprehensive and fresh approach to a good nights sleep.