Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
Common symptoms of sleep disorders include heavy snoring, pauses in breathing while asleep, morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, insomnia and frequent use of sleeping pills.
These issues are more than just annoying and may be signs that you could benefit from a sleep study. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms listed above and ask to be referred to the Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.
A sleep study can evaluate patients for disorders such as:
- Narcolepsy: Excessive daytime sleepiness combined with sudden muscle weakness; episodes are sometimes called "sleep attacks" and may occur in unusual circumstances.
- Restless leg syndrome: An unpleasant "creeping" sensation marked by aches and pains throughout the legs that can make it difficult to fall asleep.
- Sleep Apnea: A condition characterized by brief interruptions of breathing, often with gasping or snorting sounds, and associated "if left untreated" with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sleep diagnostic services can help patients uncover sleep problems early and receive treatment sooner for any related health conditions. A sleep study, ordered by your doctor, will carefully study your sleep patterns during an overnight stay. Our team of highly trained and experienced sleep technologists has received specialized training and is committed to making you comfortable and well informed.
About the Center
Two registered sleep technologists and a board-certified sleep medicine physician serve patients at the Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorder Center. Direct patient referrals are accepted from any area physician, including dentists.
Patients are evaluated overnight and results sent to the patient’s doctor immediately. If necessary, patients can be fitted for a sleep aid the very next day. In addition to diagnostic testing services, treatment devices such as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) are available at the center.
Gulf Breeze Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center features private rooms and many home-like comforts and amenities.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I expect during my sleep study?
- During your sleep study, you will have sensors placed on a variety of locations on your body. These sensors relay your brain’s messages to the sleep center’s monitoring system. Depending on the type of sleep study your doctor ordered, sensors may be placed in the following locations:
- Near your eyes
- Under your nose
During the recording process, your sleep patterns will be observed, and a sleep study technologist will assist you as needed during the entire recording process.
One of our board-certified sleep center physicians will review your study and provide a report to your physician. Some sleep disorders such as sleep apnea may require a second therapy-related study. Your treating physician will make this determination.
- How can I schedule a sleep study?
- Physicians may refer patients to the Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorders Center by calling 850.916.8203. To accommodate the busy lives of patients, and as demand permits, a sleep study room may be immediately available when the doctor places the referral to the center. If you are a patient and think you have symptoms of a sleep disorder, you should first talk with your primary care physician, and ask to be referred to the Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. If you have any questions about your sleep study, call 850.916.8203.
- How do I get there?
- Gulf Breeze Hospital is located in the heart of Gulf Breeze, at 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Our campus is also home to the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The Sleep Disorders Center is located in the same building as the Ciano Cancer Center, just past the ER and outpatient entrances on the right.
To get to the Gulf Breeze Hospital campus, take I-10 to Pensacola. Take Exit 12 to I-110. Get off I-110 at Exit 1B, the 98/Chase Street/Beaches exit. Turn left onto Chase Street, and then left onto Bayfront Parkway. Cross the Pensacola Bay Bridge into Gulf Breeze. The hospital is approximately a mile down the road on the left, across from the Gulf Breeze Cinema.
Gulf Breeze Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is located at
1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway
(in the Ciano Cancer Center building)
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32562
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