In Lab Sleep Study

How to Prepare

DO NOT drink alcohol or caffeine 8 hours prior to your sleep test. (Please do not consume too much coffee or soda.) Avoid drinking too much fluid before the study.
DO Take your regular medications as instructed by your physician.

What to Expect

About Your Sleep Test

When you arrive for your study, the technologist will apply the monitoring devices. This should take approximately 45 minutes. You will sleep in a private bedroom, and are able to get up as much as you need throughout the night to use the restroom. Your room has a TV for you to watch before bedtime. You are also welcome to bring a book or magazine. We provide bedding, including sheets, blankets and pillows. The study usually ends between 4 and 5 a.m. the following morning. The technologist is not permitted to discuss your test results or make any treatment recommendations. 

DO Eat a regular dinner or meal before you arrive for your sleep study. (You may bring necessary snacks to the sleep facility, such as a granola bar to eat prior to bedtime medication)
DO NOT forget to bring all medication(s) taken at bedtime or during the night.
DO Bring nightclothes or comfortable sleepwear. Pajamas or shorts and a t-shirt are preferred at the sleep facility.

Your physician has prescribed an Overnight Sleep Study (Polysomnogram) to evaluate your sleep complaints or underlining concerns.  A Polysomnogram (PSG) is a diagnostic recording of physical activities that occur while you are sleeping. Several small sensors will be placed on your body to monitor eye movements, brain waves, muscle activity, heart rate, airflow, respiratory effort and your oxygen level throughout the night.  These small sensors allow our certified technicians to record your necessary sleep data. Although the small sensors will be secured to your body for the entire night, you still are able to use the restroom if needed during your sleep study.
If your physician prescribed an Overnight Sleep Study with Titration, you may be asked to wear a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) mask along with the small sensors.  This mask delivers pressurized air, which helps keep the breathing passages open during sleep. Although the small sensors will be secured to your body and you are wearing a CPAP mask, you still are able to use the restroom if needed during your sleep study.

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Please follow up with your physician to discuss the results of your sleep test. Results will be available after fourteen business days. Thank you for your patience while we prepare for your care and contact your insurance.

Cancellation Policy

DO NOT wear make-up, hairspray, gel, mousse, nail polish, or apply lotions to the skin. They will interfere with the study. Please make sure hair is dry.

Methods of Payment

We Accept all major credit cards, checks, or exact cash. A 3% fee will be added to all credit transactions. Sorry, we are unable to make change.

DO Shower and wash your hair and body before coming to the sleep facility.
DO NOT wear satin or silky materials. Patients will not be allowed to sleep naked or only in their undergarments. All patients MUST wear clothes!

Since this is a very special procedure requiring an overnight stay and special staffing by our night-time technicians, appointments MUST be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled test to avoid a $200.00 cancellation fee.  If you are scheduled on Saturday or Sunday, you MUST contact us on Friday before 10 a.m. to avoid a $200.00 cancellation fee.  Any no shows will be charged $200.00 fee.  Cancellation and no show fees are NOT a covered benefit with Medicare or your insurance provider.