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FAQs

You only need a physician referral if it is required by your insurance. You can call a Sleep Center directly to make an appointment with a sleep physician. The sleep physician will order a sleep study if needed.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Sleep Centers directly. View all our locations here.

During your first appointment you will have a consultation and a brief physical exam by a sleep physician. Based upon this evaluation you may be scheduled for a sleep study.

We treat all sleep related disorders in patients ages 13 and up. Common disorders include sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs, sleepwalking and circadian disorders. You can learn more about these disorders by following the link.

  • All medications that you take at bedtime, during the night or in the morning
  • Your own toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.…)
  • Comfortable sleep attire
  • Hair dryer if needed
  • Own pillow if desired
  • Reading glasses if needed
  • Clothes for the next day

Patients may leave the lab after their test is completed, typically around 6 a.m. for overnight tests. More specific information will be given once your test is scheduled.

Our centers and medical doctors accept all insurances. Sleep studies are covered by insurance, but out-of-pocket costs vary depending on the provider. The patients co-pay is determined by their insurance provider and their specific contract.

Our sleep centers will obtain pre-authorization for sleep studies if needed. For specific information on your insurance coverage, please call your provider.

A home sleep study is a screening tool that is sometimes required by insurance. A lab study may be required as a follow up based on home study results.

No, sleep studies do not hurt. There are many sensors attached to the individual using special tape and elastic belts that go around the chest.

Yes. If you want to get out of bed for any reason, you can tell the technician over the intercom that you need to get up. The technician will unplug one wire and you will be free to walk around.

Yes. You can sleep in any position and move around freely in bed. Sensors are attached and we often have backup sensors in place. It is rare that the technician would have to reattach a loose wire during the night.

No, if you are sick you should call and reschedule your sleep study. Sickness can affect your ability to sleep, and affect our ability to diagnose or treat sleep apnea. If you don't feel well, please call the lab to reschedule as soon as possible. If we do not get an adequate study, it may have to be repeated costing you more time and money.

Sleep apnea is pauses in breathing during night time sleep. There are different types of sleep apnea which are easy to distinguish during a sleep study.

Yes, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing for ten seconds or more, hundreds of times a night. These pauses put a strain on the breathing and heart muscles. This may lead to high blood pressure, severe daytime sleepiness, irregular heartbeat, and an enlarged heart. In severe cases sleep apnea is life threatening.

  • Have a regular bedtime and wake time
  • Have a quiet, dark and comfortable sleep environment
  • Use the bedroom only for sleep or intimacy
  • Exercise daily
  • Avoid caffeine and nicotine
  • Avoid alcohol in the evening
  • Avoid napping