Frequently Asked Questions-FAQ
"What do I need to bring for the sleep study?"
An overnight bag. We recommend loose fitting clothing. While the hospital will provide you with the essentials, please feel free to bring anything to make your stay more comfortable; favorite pillow/blanket reading material, teddy bear.
"Do I need to do anything differently the day of the test?"
Follow your normal routine and try to eat whatever food you normally eat and take your normal medication. We do ask that you avoid alcohol and caffeine at least 6 hours before the test.
"How do I get to the hospital?"
Click here for directions to each of our facilities.
"Where do I go once I get to the hospital?"
Report to admitting. They will show you where the sleep lab is located.
"What if I can't sleep?"
We do not expect you to sleep just the same way that you do at home but our technicians work hard to create an environment that is as friendly and comfortable as possible. We need about six hours of sleep time to make a diagnosis.
"What if I have a hair piece?"
If you have a hair piece, it is important that you share this information with the sleep referral coordinator at the time of scheduling. If the technician cannot reach the scalp, we cannot perform the sleep study. Electrodes need to be placed on the scalp in order for us to properly diagnose you with sleep disordered breathing, or other sleep disorders.
"What time will I be awaken?"
The technologist will wake you between 5:30AM and 6:00AM.
"Who do I call for the results of my sleep study?"
Please call your doctor for the results of your study.
"When will my doctor receive the results of my study?"
Within 2 weeks of the study.
"Can someone stay over with me?"
We only accomodate individuals with special needs and in certain cases where there is a language barrier.
"Will my insurance cover the sleep study?"
Although we verify and obtain authorization (when required), patients should call their insurance company to verify coverage. Patients will be responsible for deductible and co-payments.