Sleep Lab

The Sleep Lab is located at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Rehabilitation Institute, 2500 Satilla Parkway in Waycross. For directions, please call 912-338-8023.

During a sleep study, you’re connected to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep.

Your overnight stay will take place in a private, comfortable room. In order to monitor your sleep patterns, breathing, and oxygen levels, a technician will attach sensors, also called electrodes, to your head, chin, throat, chest, abdomen, and legs to monitor your sleep from another room. State-of-the-art monitors record your reaction to sleep, including:

  • Brain waves
  • Eye movements
  • Breathing
  • Heart rate
  • Muscle activity
  • Oxygen level

On the day of your sleep study, you should not consume any caffeinated products such as chocolate, colas, tea or coffee after 10 a.m. If you are sleepy during the day, please stay active. Do not take any naps.

You may shower before you arrive at the Sleep Lab, but do not apply body lotion or hair spray after you shower.

Please bring shorts and a loose fitting shirt to sleep in, as well as clothing needed for the following day.