Welcome to Florida Sleep Disorder Center!

A good night’s sleep is something most of us take for granted. But for millions of Americans, getting a good night’s sleep and waking up rested can be extremely difficult. More than 100 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. This number is more than one-third of the US population. At least 84 percent of sleep disorders lead to a lowered quality of life and reduced personal health. While many of these disturbances are minor, some, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and chronic insomnia can have serious consequences. They can range from excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue, to hypertension, heart disease, and in some cases, even death. Fortunately most sleep disorders are readily treatable once they are diagnosed.

We have been treating patients for over 30 years.  Our team has helped thousands of patients with sleep disorders.  Our physicians are Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.  We work with your local physicians and sleep center to bring world-class quality care home to you. If you or a loved one suffers with snoring, fatigue, restless sleep, or difficulty breathing, start finding solutions today! We personalize your care by blending your special needs with the latest world-class technology and patient treatment and education.  You can trust our quality, experience, and personal care.

The Florida Sleep Disorder Center on 4020 Sun City Center Blvd, Suite 5, Sun City Center, FL 33573 is accredited through the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Care (JACHO). Any persons wishing to report complaints or concerns about safety in the sleep lab should contact the Joint Commission.

 

Think you might suffer from Sleep Apnea?

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Warning Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Loud snoring, a pattern of snoring interrupted by pauses and gasps, falling asleep at inappropriate times etc.

 

  1. Do I need a referral to have a sleep study?
    We get your referral.
  2. Will this be covered by my insurance?
    In most cases, yes, although you may be responsible for a co-pay. Questions about coverage of your particular policy should be directed to the Customer Service number on the back of your Insurance Card.
  3. What do I need to bring with me?
    Any normal bedtime medications and comfortable sleeping attire.
  4. Do I need to take my medications?
    Unless instructed differently by your physician, please take all normal medications, in the normal dosage, at the normal times as you do every day.
  5. Can I bring my pillow?
    You may bring your pillow or favorite blanket, if you wish. Please don't forget to take it with you the next morning.
  6. What do I wear?
    Comfortable sleeping attire is recommended. T-shirts and gym shorts are what most patients wear for the study.
  7. May I bring my pet or spouse?
    Neither pets nor spouses are allowed at the sleep lab. We need to get an accurate picture of YOUR uninterrupted sleep.
  8. How long will this take?
    You will need to arrive at the Sleep Lab at 8.45 p.m. You will leave around 6:00 a.m. the following morning.
  9. Are there any needles?
    There are no needles involved. A sleep study is non-invasive.
  10. How closely are you going to watch me?
    You will have several leads attached to you. This is the most valuable way we 'watch' you sleep. There is also an infrared camera in the patient room so we may monitor your position, movements and need for assistance.
  11. Does it hurt?
    The study itself does not hurt. Occasionally a patient will have slight irritation the following day in sites where leads were placed.

12. Will you give me medications to sleep?
The technicians at the Sleep Lab are not licensed to dispense medications. If your ordering physician has prescribed a specific medication for your sleep study, please fill the prescription prior to arriving at the Sleep Lab and you will self-administer your medication prior to the study.

13. What if I can't go to sleep?
Many patients believe they will not be able to fall asleep; if you feel you fall into this category, please discuss it with your ordering physician. He may prescribe a mild sleep aid, which will not affect your study, but will help you to fall asleep.

14. May I drink or eat?
If you normally have a snack before bedtime, please bring it with you, remembering to avoid caffeinated products.

15. Are there TV's in the rooms?
Patient rooms are equipped with televisions and cable. TV's must be turned off by 11:00 p.m.

16. Are showers available?
There are no patient showers in the sleep lab. However, you may want to go home to shower before going to work after your sleep study.

17. Will there be someone there with me?
A sleep tech will be in the Lab all night, monitoring patients for the entire night.

18. How soon will I know if I have sleep apnea?
Ordering physicians receive a 'scored' copy of your sleep report within 1 week. They interpret the results.

19. If I need a CPAP machine, does the Sleep Lab provide one?
No. Your physician at the Florida Sleep Disorder Center will order your CPAP machine. The machine is delivered by a Durable Medical Equipment Company, which is not associated with our sleep lab.

20. Does insurance cover the cost of a CPAP machine?
Yes, however insurance coverage varies greatly according to individual policies. It is best to contact your insurance company for details.


Accepted Insurances:

 
  • Advantra Freedom
  • Aetna HMO, PPO, and Medicare
  • Avmed
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO, PPO, and Medicare
  • Cigna HMO and PPO
  • Coventry
  • Evercare
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • GHI
  • Great West
  • Hillsborough County Health Plan (Suncoast)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Secure Horizons
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Universal Healthcare (including Medicare Masterpiece)