Sleep center testing occurs on the premises of Jacksonville Sleep Center under the watchful care of a professional sleep team. A sleep test at the Jacksonville Sleep Center may be suggested for you to explore the possibility of sleep-related breathing disorders, assess sleep behaviors, determine the level of positive airway pressure that is needed to successfully treat CPAP patients, or to find out why a sleep disorder treatment is not successful. The information that is gathered during the sleep center testing is then used to diagnose and effectively treat a sleep disorder.
If it is determined that you need sleep center testing, you need to stick to your regular routine on the day of your sleep test. Naps and caffeine should be avoided. Before coming to the Jacksonville Sleep Center, you should shower and not use any gels or sprays. Dr. Nassar and Dr. Festic will advise you about the use of any medications that you routinely take. Since sleep center testing involves an overnight stay, you should bring everything necessary for you to follow your normal nightly routine.
Upon your arrival at Jacksonville Sleep Center, you will be greeted by a member of our sleep team. There may be questions to answer and paperwork for you to complete. Afterward, you will be shown to your room. All of our bedrooms are private and are appointed with a bathroom, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, and television. We strive for a clean and comfortable environment.
At your bedtime, a sleep team member will help you prepare for your polysomnogram by attaching sensors to your body. They monitor and record information about your brainwaves, heart rate and rhythm, breathing patterns, levels of oxygen in your blood, chin muscle activity, and leg, chest, and eye movements. Data is transmitted via wires to a computer in another room. Should they need adjustment during the night, a sleep team member will provide assistance.