Sleep Study FAQs
YES. All staff members have been trained in accordance with the standards of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Typically, you’ll arrive at one of our Sleep Centers at 8:00 p.m. for registration. Once you are assigned a room for the evening, the sleep technician will apply the equipment needed for the study. The study is usually completed by 6:00 a.m. the following morning. If you typically work a night shift, you will be scheduled for a study during the day.
YES. Patients can get up for short periods of time as needed to take medication or for bathroom needs.
YES. You will be monitored by a sleep technician located in the control room. An infrared video camera system monitors you in the dark to maintain a comfortable sleeping environment. In addition, a hands-free intercom system is available should you need to speak with the technician.
Electrodes are placed on your head, face and body to monitor your heart rate, brain-wave activity and leg movement. Nasal airflow, breathing efforts and oxygen levels are also measured.
Typically, no. You can bring a change of clothes and personal items to the sleep study. Each room is private and offers a private bath and shower for your convenience.
After a full evaluation by one of our boarded sleep physicians, your appointment for testing will be scheduled as needed.
Most insurance plans will pay for a sleep study. However, we suggest you consult with your insurance carrier to verify policy information before scheduling your study.