Restful sleep is essential to health and well-being, and many of us aren’t getting enough due to poor sleep habits or actual sleep disorders. An estimated one-third of all Americans have a sleep disorder, which could lead to chronic fatigue and health conditions like diabetes, heart disease or depression.
Our sleep centers are equipped with the most advanced technology in sleep medicine and are designed to evaluate children as well as adults. Our multidisciplinary team works with specialists in pulmonary medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, neurology and urology to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including:
- Periodic leg movement syndrome
- Sleep apnea
- Upper airway resistance
A Sleep Study Order is Needed for a Sleep Study
To schedule a sleep study, you will need a sleep study order from a healthcare provider. If you already have an order, proceed below to view the available locations and schedule your study. If you need an order, you can schedule an appointment with a sleep physician to get one
Where are sleep studies conducted?
Most studies are conducted at an outpatient sleep diagnostic center or hospital-based facility, depending on your preference and doctor’s orders. We offer studies at night or during daytime hours to accommodate your regular work/sleep patterns.
For those who qualify, sleep studies may even be performed in the comfort of their own home using monitoring equipment provided by our centers.
For any home study diagnostic equipment, we offer a pick-up location in Davie, located at 4741 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33328. To learn more, give us a call at 954-432-0207
Palm Beach County
We offer a home sleep study device mail out option. To learn more, give us a call at 561-765-3999.
Our approach to sleep medicine services
We understand how a sleep disorder can affect every aspect of your life. At Baptist Health, our experts listen to your concerns and provide customized solutions that improve your sleep and quality of life.
If any of the below apply to you, you may have an underlying sleep disorder and may benefit from a sleep consultation:
• Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying awake or sleeping through the night?
• Do you awaken frequently during the night?
• Have you been told that you snore or have pauses in your breathing during sleep?
• Do your legs jerk frequently, feel uncomfortable or restless before or during sleep?
• Do you often feel tired or have a headache when you wake up in the morning?
• Do you find it difficult to stay awake while driving?
• Do you often find yourself falling asleep when you don’t intend to, such as while watching TV or talking on the phone?
Yes, pediatric sleep studies are available at our Kendall (Galloway) location. We use the most advanced technology in sleep medicine available today to evaluate both children and adults.
Evaluation begins with a comprehensive history and physical exam by one of our sleep medicine specialists, who determines if a sleep study is needed to gain further insight into your condition.
If your sleep study takes place in one of our sleep diagnostic centers or hospitals, you’ll sleep in a comfortable private room with hotel-like amenities including:
· Designated bathroom
· Flat-screen television
During your sleep study, sensors are placed on your skin and head to help monitor your sleep cycle and track your heart rate, brain waves, leg movements and body positioning. A registered sleep technician monitors your breathing, airflow and blood oxygen from a nearby observation station. You will be awakened by a technologist at an agreed-upon time.
After your testing has been completed, a board-certified doctor who specializes in sleep medicine will review the results in order to develop a personalized plan addressing your sleep issues.
For many, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine provides relief for their sleepless nights. We offer CPAP education and training to ensure you’re using your equipment correctly and getting all the health benefits it provides.
Your doctor may also recommend one or more of the following treatment options:
· Education and training to improve your sleep habits
· Dietary supplements
· Surgery to correct a structural issue
A doctor’s prescription is required to schedule an appointment. Please refer to one of our convenient locations for more information on how to schedule an appointment.