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Sleeping well is the first step to living well. If you are not getting enough sleep, there are many treatments that can help. Don't suffer sleepless nights and tired days. Our experts can help you eliminate or reduce sleep problems so you can maintain your health and well-being.

Sleep disorders: What you need to know

UF Health Sleep Centers in Jacksonville are comprehensive sleep disorder centers serving both pediatric and adult patients. Our mission is to offer the highest quality of diagnostic and medical treatment procedures for all sleep disorders in a quiet, comfortable environment.

  • The center features a multidisciplinary team led by board-certified University of Florida faculty physicians who specialize in sleep medicine. In addition, our facilities serve as a source for advanced studies and research in sleep disorder treatment.
  • There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, including medical illness, stress and other psychological problems. The quality of your sleep may even be affected by something in your surroundings like noise or comfort of bedding. An erratic work schedule or frequent travel can also have an impact on your normal sleep pattern.
  • There are treatments for most sleep problems, but the first step is recognizing that a problem exists. The second step is determining what causes the problem and the final step is treating the cause.
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AASM Accredited

UF Health Sleep Centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, demonstrating the highest quality of care, patient safety and physician and staff proficiency.

Sleep Disorders: Our expertise

After a complete evaluation, our specialists will make a diagnosis and determine an appropriate therapy. Depending on the nature of the sleep disorder, a sleep study may be performed in order to record sleep patterns as well as certain behaviors and functions that occur throughout the sleep period.

The UF Health Sleep Disorders Centers evaluate and treat all sleep disturbances, including:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness/narcolepsy
  • Insomnia (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep)
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias, including sleepwalking, night terrors, severe nightmares and bed-wetting
  • Circadian rhythm disorders, including unusual sleep patterns and waking earlier than desired
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Restless legs/nocturnal myoclonus
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • REM sleep behavior disorders

In addition, the center offers:

  • Night studies and CPAP titrations
  • Daytime sleep studies
  • Home sleep apnea testing
  • Autotitration studies
  • Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of wakeful testing (MWT)
  • PAP Naps
  • Compliance clinics
  • Pediatric studies (ages 2 and up)

Participate in a sleep study

Sleep studies take place in one of our state-of-the-art sleep centers, where you will have the comforts of home in a quiet setting. The same sleep you experience at home will take place in the center; however, it will be observed and measured. During your sleep study, you will follow a sleep regimen, which includes preparing and applying sensors.

Patient instructions

  • Complete the sleep disorder questionnaire.
  • Bring the following items:
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance card
    • Copayment
    • Current medications
    • Sleepwear
    • Personal hygiene products
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment.
  • Do not take a nap on the day of your sleep study.
  • Do not drink any caffeinated beverages after 2 p.m. on the day of your sleep study.
  • Ensure your skin and hair are clean and dry.
  • Please do not use any hair products or lotions on the night of the study.
  • Remove any hair extensions, wigs or attached hair pieces before coming to a sleep center. Electrodes must be able to be placed on the skin surface.
  • Remove any acrylic or artificial nails on your index fingers before coming to the sleep center. Pulse oximetry sensor must be placed on the finger.

Please note: Family members may not stay overnight with you in the sleep center.

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