Yes, a physician’s order is required for a sleep study. If you do not have a physician, you can see one of our physicians who is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine.
Yes, our appointments are scheduled at 8 PM and 9 PM. The study is generally finished by 6:00 AM. Daytime studies can be arranged for people who may work night/swing shift or are on a night schedule.
No, a sleep study is noninvasive and painless. Tiny sensors are placed on the outside of the skin.
Yes, you will be able to use the bathroom during the night. All monitors are connected to a small portable box that you can carry with you to the restroom.
Many people feel that because they do not sleep well outside of home that they may have a problem falling asleep in the lab. It may take you a few minutes longer to fall asleep here, but it is very rare for someone not to fall asleep at all. Our rooms are made to feel very comfortable and similar to a home environment. We also encourage you to bring your own pillows, blankets, etc to make you feel comfortable.
Once your sleep study is completed, the test is reviewed by our board certified technologists and physician. This process takes approximately one week. The results are then sent to your physician who will treat you according to the diagnosis and recommendations made.
We require a parent to stay with children. If you need to have a caretaker or have special needs, someone will be allowed to stay. We have extra beds for this purpose. Please contact our office to make special arrangements.
Yes, Medicare and most major PPO plans will pay for the sleep study. We are contracted with most insurances and our office staff will confirm your coverage prior to your study.
Treatment options depend on the severity of your sleep apnea and your medical history. Treatment options include CPAP/BIPAP machines, oral devices, nasal valves and lifestyle changes.