What do I wear?
Please wear comfortable sleeping clothes and also dress appropriately (i.e. Shirts, Shorts, and Pajamas. No Night Gowns)
What do I bring with me?
Please bring your insurance card(s), id (there should be two forms of identification your insurance card counts as one). Please also bring your completed sleep packet if you have received it in the mail/email.
Do I need to bring my medication?
Please bring any medications including sleeping pills that need to be taken while you are at the center. Please also inform the technician of the medicine that you are taking.
Can I wear nail polish?
Please remove all acrylic/gel nails, nail polish, and any artificial hairpiece.
What about my facial hair (beard)?
We would prefer if your shave your facial hair/beard before coming in for your sleep study.
Would drinking caffeine interfere with the sleep study?
Yes, please don’t drink anything with caffeine after 12 noon on the day of your sleep study
What if I have to cancel the appointment?
Call us 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, since we are reserving the room for you, we do have a $200 cancellation fee if you reschedule or cancel within less than 24 hours.
What if I can’t sleep?
If you are concerned that you will not be able to sleep at night please ask your doctor for a sleeping pill for the night.
Can I get out of bed during the night?
Yes. You can inform the technicians via intercom when you would like to get up.
How long does it take for my doctor to get the results?
It usually takes less than 3 working days after the test for your referring physician to receive the reports
Can I bring electronics with me?
Yes, but since this is a sleep test we ask patients to not use these devices after “lights out.”
Can I bring someone else with me?
Yes, if you need assistance but the person would need to sleep on a recliner or a chair in your room, not in the same bed. Please call in advance to let us know
Can I sleep with all these things on me?
The majority of our patients are surprised at how easy it is to sleep. Sleep equipment is specifically designed to support various sleeping positions. The body sensors are applied so that you may turn and move in your sleep as you normally would. This is a noninvasive procedure meaning that no needles will be involved and the procedure is painless. Our staff will try to make your sleeping environment as comfortable as possible.
Will the electrodes/sensors hurt?
No! Occasionally, in rubbing the skin while attaching the electrodes, there may be a mild and temporary skin irritation. Generally, this does not cause any significant discomfort.
How long does the study take?
Per American Academy of Sleep Medicine we must have a minimum of 6 hours of recording to be considered a full study.
What if I normally sleep in a recliner at home?
Each of our facilities have Specialized beds that can be moved in many different positions, including a recliner. Please make sure to mention this requirement when scheduling your sleep study with us so we can reserve the room for your needs.
I am under the age of 18 and I have been prescribed to conduct a sleep study. What do I do?
If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you for the entire study.
What’s the difference between going to a sleep center to have your study done and an “at-home” sleep test?
The major difference in getting your sleep study done at an accredited sleep center is that a variety of sleep disorders can be recognized and diagnosed, while home sleep study only screens for one: sleep apnea.
Is the study covered by insurance?
Sleep studies are covered under most medical insurance plans, although deductibles and percentages of coverage vary.