UF Health Sleep Center: Procedures and Tests
Physicians and technologists at the UF Health Shands Sleep Center offer several procedures to your doctor to monitor and treat a full range of sleep disorders.
These tests include:
- Overnight polysomnography
- CPAP titration and spilt studies
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
CPAP Titration and Split Study Test
The CPAP titration is a test that measures the effectiveness of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), the most popular and least invasive form of sleep apnea treatment. During a CPAP titration, you will be “hooked-up” with the same equipment as in a standard complex polysomnography, but CPAP will be added and measured as you sleep.
Split study is a complex polysomnography and a CPAP titration broken up into two sections in one night. Your doctor may order this procedure if he or she suspects sleep apnea is the cause of your symptoms. It is important that you tell your sleep technologist if you have trouble sleeping or falling asleep in certain positions. Many times, the sleep technologists are unable to get both sections of the study done in one night. In the case that your study can not be split up the first night that you are in, the UF Health Shands Sleep Disorders Center will contact you after the first study has been analyzed to schedule the treatment portion.
Request a Referral
Patients must be referred by their physician to the Sleep Disorders Center. For more information, please call (352) 265-5240.
Operated through the University of Florida’s Faculty Group Practice, the UF Health Shands Sleep Clinic is designed to refer patients affected by sleeping disorders to a Sleep Specialist. Sleep Clinic is offered through the department of pulmonary medicine, division of pediatric pulmonary medicine, the department of neurology, and the department of psychology. Patients can participate in a Sleep Clinic test through referral from their primary care physician. Call (352) 265-0524 for more information.
UF Health Sleep Center
The UF Health Sleep Center is designed to offer multiple diagnostic tests to help physicians diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders. A visit to a specialist is not necessary for a referral to the UF Health Sleep Center Primary care physicians can refer their patients directly to our facility for testing and treatment.
The UF Health Sleep Center operates seven nights a week. View more information about the center below.