Sunset Sleep Center

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Do you have questions about sleep apnea, treatment options, insurance, or any other questions about sleep disorders? We can help!

  • Do I need to see a doctor before the sleep study?
  • Do I have to spend the night there?
  • Is a sleep study painful?
  • Will I be able to use the bathroom?
  • What if I don’t fall asleep?
  • When will I get the results of my test?
  • Can someone stay with me?
  • Is a sleep study covered by my Insurance/Medicare?
  • If I am diagnosed with sleep apnea, what treatment options are available?
Do I need to see a doctor before the sleep study?

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.

Do I have to spend the night there?

For an in lab study, you will need to spend the night at our facility. Appointments are scheduled at 8pm and 9pm and the study is generally finished by 6am.

At home studies are conducted in the patient’s own home and do not require the patient to come to our labs.

Is a sleep study painful?

No, a sleep study is noninvasive and painless. Tiny sensors are placed on the outside of the skin.

Will I be able to use the bathroom?

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.

What if I don’t fall asleep?

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.

When will I get the results of my test?

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.

Can someone stay with me?

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.

Is a sleep study covered by my Insurance/Medicare?

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.

If I am diagnosed with sleep apnea, what treatment options are available?

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. You can the details of these options here.

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Sunset Sleep Disorders Center has been diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders since 2004. We have sleep centers throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties and are contracted with all major medical insurances including Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Medicare.

Sunset Sleep Labs, LLC
Corporate Office
2796 Sycamore Drive, Suite 103
Simi Valley, California 93065
Tel: 805.582.0999
Fax: 805.582.0919
email: info@sunsetlseep.com

Office Hours:
8:30am-5pm Monday thru Friday

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