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Should you undergo a sleep study?

At SFENTA, our physicians typically recommend sleep studies if you:

  • Have difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Suffer from persistent daytime drowsiness
  • Experience breathing pauses during sleep
  • Snore regularly

How to prepare for your sleep study

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • Do not take naps during the day
  • Wash your hair with shampoo only
  • Do not apply hair styling gels, creams or sprays

What should I pack for an overnight sleep study?

A general rule of thumb is to pack whatever you would bring to a hotel. Many patients bring comfortable pajamas, a change of clothes for the morning, their pillow and any medications they need to take.

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What to expect from the Sleep Study

You will arrive for your sleep study between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Upon arrival, a technologist will lead you to your bedroom, review the equipment and talk to you about the study. He or she will then leave and you will change into your pajamas and get ready for bed normally. Many patients relax, watch TV or read.

When the technologist returns, approximately 24 sensors will be applied to your skin and body to record your vital signs throughout the night. Elastic belts on your chest and abdomen will measure bleeding and a clip on your finger will monitor your heart rate and the oxygen levels in your blood.

Although these sensors will feel strange at first, most people get used to them quickly. Once you’ve fallen asleep, the technologist will stay awake all night in a nearby room monitoring your sleep.

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A sleep study is the ideal way to diagnose sleep disorders. If you’re experiencing snoring, excessive drowsiness and other symptoms, contact SFENTA™ today to determine if this test is right for you.

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Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA™) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees, particularly among the recent concern and outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. We are continuing to respond to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Public Health from each state, which are closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19.

In-office Guidelines & Preventive Measures

Across our network, SFENTA™ is implementing safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our patients, employees, and visitors. These preventive measures include:

  • Informational flyers for posting on the outside door, patient waiting room (Click here for ES) and for call center and front office employees – all these should be placed in highly visible areas. If a patient advises the staff that they have traveled outside the country to an affected area or have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19, please follow protocol as mentioned in the call center and front office flyer.
  • Patients to be limited to bringing only one visitor with them into our offices.
  • Procedures will not be performed on patients known or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • SFENTA™ is also working with our referring providers to request they do not send patients known or suspected of having the COVID-19 virus to any of our offices.

Patient Guidelines Regarding the Coronavirus & Flu-like Symptoms

As a current patient, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (i.e., cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat), please call your care center location and ask to speak to a staff member who can guide you with more information and treatment suggestions.

We ask that you DO NOT come into the office for any pre-scheduled appointments if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.

In addition, if you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms, but have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days, contact a member of our triage staff to determine whether you should come into one of our care centers.

It is our goal to keep all of our patients healthy , reduce the spread of infection, and to make sure you have accurate information. We will continue to keep this site updated as more information becomes available.

Guidelines for You and Your Family

  • There is still time to get a flu shot. This is strongly suggested, as the flu season is still here and the symptoms are very similar.
  • Make sure to wash your hands continuously for 20 seconds and keep hands away from your face; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick!
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Please note that the overall immediate health risk from the coronavirus is still considered low. People in areas where ongoing community spread of the virus has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low, risk of exposure.

However, healthcare workers caring for patients with the COVID-19 and others in close contact with infected persons are at a greater risk of exposure. Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are also at elevated risk of exposure.

The CDC believes the virus may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

Together, South Florida ENT Associates will continue monitoring and preparing to meet the current challenge in order to ensure our staff and patients receive the same quality of care they deserve. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees

Additional Information and Resources

The CDC believes the virus symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza.

For more information, visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Official Information on COVID-19