For your convenience, you may access patient instructions and information for your sleep study.
Home Sleep Testing Services
Patients can elect to have their home sleep testing device delivered to their home through United Parcel Service or courier service. Home sleep testing offers convenience, but it can only be used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Home sleep testing should not be used if a sleep disorder other than sleep apnea is suspected or if you have certain medical conditions. Home sleep testing is also not recommended in pediatric patients.Prior to the device being sent to you, please download this form, complete and return to us via email BayCareSleepHST@baycare.org or fax to (727) 725-6962. After this form is received, we will ship out the device to your home. If you are scheduled to receive the device at home, you will need to complete the included paperwork and return all forms with the device.
If the accompanying forms are misplaced, you can download them here, complete and return with the device.
- Detailed ApneaLink Air Patient Instructions (English)
- Detailed ApneaLink Air Patient Instructions (French)
- Detailed ApneaLink Air Patient Instructions (Spanish)
In-Center Sleep Testing Services
A sleep study in the sleep center is the gold standard for diagnosing certain sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, parasomnias and periodic limb movement disorder. In-center testing is more comprehensive and is attended by a certified sleep technologist. The technologist will place various sensors on your body to monitor your brain waves, breathing, heart rate, muscle activity, nasal/oral breathing, respiratory effort and oxygen levels. While sleeping, you will also have audiovisual monitoring. There are over 100 recognized sleep disorders and having a sleep test in the sleep center will enable us to get a complete snapshot of your sleep. After scheduling your sleep study, the team will provide information on travel, expectations and what to bring during testing. This information is also downloadable below.