Health First Home Care

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701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (Map)
Located in the modular building behind Cape Canaveral Hospital.

P: 321-868-5832
F: 321-434-6103

8745 North Wickham Road
Viera, FL 32940 (Map)

P: 321-434-9133
F: 321-434-6103

5200 Babcock Street, NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905 (Map)

P: 321-724-0015
F: 321-984-9674

Sleep@Health-First.org

How to Get Started

Physician Referral Information
Order a Sleep Study Online
Patient Forms
-Sleep Study order to take to PCP
-Pre-study instructions
-Medication list
-Sleep Questionnaire
-Sleep Diary


Patient Referral Information
Patients must have a referral from a physician to be treated by the Health First Sleep Center. In most cases, your physician will write you a prescription for a sleep study when they suspeect you of having an issue related to sleep. We encourage you to call us at 321-868-5832 if you have any questions about insurance eligibility or pre-authorization requirements.

It's helpful if your spouse or family member can be present during the interview to provide additional insight about your activities during sleep. If you need testing, we'll explain what test(s) was ordered and how they can help you. Most patients are scheduled for an overnight sleep study (nocturnal polysomnogram—NPSG), but some patients may also need a daytime study (multiple sleep latency test — MSLT) in addition to the overnight study. You'll be in a private room with a bathroom readily available. A technician will explain the testing equipment and procedures, and connect a variety of sensors to you so we can monitor and record your breathing, sleep stages, muscle movements, eye movements, snoring, blood oxygen level, etc. while you sleep. Nothing about this process is painful. The room is dark, but a technician will be able to check on you with an infrared camera and microphone. We'll wake you up in the morning when the test is completed. If you need to stay for a daytime test (MSLT), we'll provide breakfast and lunch for you.

A physician who specializes in sleep medicine will interpret your tests, and a physician board-certified in sleep medicine will also review the results. Typically the physician will follow up with you one week after testing to discuss the results and any recommendations. This may include another night in the sleep center to begin treatment, adjust your treatment, or check the progress of your treatment. During the first six months following your sleep testing, our case manager will contact you two or three times to see how you're doing. If you have nay questions about equipment or care related to your sleep problem, please do not hesitate to call us at 321-868-5832.

Besides clinical and diagnostic services, we also offer public education, case management, and extensive follow-up and patient support

How to Stay Well After my Sleep Study
-Go to bed only when you are sleepy
-Get our of bed if you are unable to fall asleep after 20 minutes. Leave the bedroom and do something relaxing. Come back to bed only when you feel sleepy.
-Wake up at the same time every day, including weekends and holidays
-Use your bed only for sleep, sex and to recover from an illness
-If you have trouble sleeping at night, then avoid naps during the day. If you need a nap, keep it to less than one hour and before 3 pm
-Begin rituals to help you before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath or reading for a few minutes
-Maintain a regular schedule to keep your brain's internal clock running smoothly
-Exercise on a daily basis, but do it early in the day
-Eat a light snack before bedtime, but avoid a big meal
-Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes late in the day
-Set aside time during the day to get all the worries out of your system
-Avoid sleeping pills or use them cautiously under supervision of a doctor
-Never drink alcohol while taking sleeping pills or other medications
-Talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist if you have an ongoing problem related to sleep

Sleep Support Groups
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Health First Sleep Center

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