In order to make your stay at the Florida Sleep Disorder Center as comfortable as possible and to obtain the best sleep study possible, your physician and the sleep study team have established the following guidelines.

  1. Please arrive at 8:45 p.m. and no later than 9:00 p.m. 
  2. Wake up time is at 5:30 a.m. unless earlier time is requested.
  3. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call the phone  number/extension listed on page 1.  We do charge a $100 cancellation fee if 24 hour notice is not given.  If you are scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday appointment, we ask you cancel no later than the Thursday prior to your appointment. Please give us as much advanced notice as you can.  We are booked well in advance and giving advance notice will allow another patient to use your appointment.  If you need to contact someone after normal business hours the night of your sleep study for an urgent reason, please call (813) 681-4413.
  4. Unless specifically requested by Dr. Powell, Dr. Lorch, Dr. Graves, Dr. Hooker, or Dr. Shah, do not stop taking any medications. Be sure to bring all your medications you will need with you the night of your sleep study.
  5. Please come in with clean, dry hair. Do not use any hair cream, moisturizers, rinses,  or sprays the day of your study. FOR MALES: If you are usually clean shaven, please shave before you come in.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you normally have a beard or mustache, you are not required to shave.
  6. Bring comfortable pajamas or gym clothes to sleep in.
  7. No naps, alcohol, or caffeine after 2:00 p.m. on the day of your sleep study.
  8. We do provide pillows and blankets.  However, if you have a pillow or blanket you  prefer using, please feel free to bring it with you. 
  9. You may bring something from home as a snack or beverage if you usually eat or  drink something before bedtime. We have a small refrigerator.
  10. If you are currently on a CPAP or a BiPAP machine, please bring the mask for your study.
  11. You may contact our Sleep Coordinator with any and all problems or questions. The Sleep Coordinator will direct you to the appropriate source to answer your questions or resolve your concerns.