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 Bay Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory




The Bay Medical Sleep Disorders Laboratory, working with your physician, can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The lab is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the technologists are licensed by the State of Florida.

What is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study is a painless recording called a polysomnogram. You will spend the night in a private room with a home-like environment. Each room has state-of-the-art digital equipment for monitoring sleep patterns, breathing, heart irregularities, oxygen saturation, and body movements. A professional polysomnographic technologist monitors your study in an adjacent room. The study is scored and prepared by a registered polysomnographer and interpreted by a physician sleep specialist.

Getting a Sleep Study
The first step is for your physician to refer you to the sleep lab or schedule a study for you.
  • You will be asked to answer a questionnaire regarding your sleep history to aid in the diagnostic process.
  • You will be pre-registered, allowing you to come directly to the lab on the night you are tested.
  • Your test will run during the night and finish early the next day.
  • Upon completion, your study results will be reported to your physician who will discuss them with you.
Comfort in a Home-Like Setting
The Bay Medical Sleep Disorders Laboratory is designed to feel as much like home as possible. Your room at the Sleep Center is decorated as a regular bedroom creating a comfortable setting so that you can relax and sleep. Your bed is equipped with a Tempur-Pedic mattress for maximum comfort.

Insurance Information
A sleep disorders study is an accepted medical procedure covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Bay Medical will assist you in pre-certification of your insurance. Financial arrangements can be made in lieu of insurance coverage.

For more information about sleep disorders, call (850) 747-6624. To schedule a study, call Central Scheduling at (850) 747-6987.