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We offer a variety of sleep diagnostic and treatment services, including home sleep testing, facility sleep testing, cpap follow up, Inspire pre and post implant testing, narcolepsy testing and more.
Yes, most insurances require that you meet with a physician prior to a diagnostic sleep test. Most patients will need to treat their sleep disorder for years. By following the insurance requirements, you do not need to worry about having a lapse in treatment if your medical insurance plan changes.
On the day of the study, please avoid taking naps. You may maintain a semi-normal diet routine. You should eat dinner before arriving at the sleep lab since no meals will be provided. Avoid any caffeine or alcohol after 2 PM on the day of your study.
On the day of the study after bathing, you may wash your hair with shampoo, but please do not use hair products including gels, creams and sprays, skin lotion or face makeup as they interfere with the special glue used to hold the electrodes to your scalp. Men who are normally clean-shaven should shave well.
If excessive daytime sleepiness is one of your difficulties, please arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Remember that excessive daytime sleepiness may be dangerous to you and others when you drive.
Most medications will not interfere with the testing. Please bring your bedtime medications with you to the appointment and the sleep technologist will let you know when it is safe to take it.
If you are concerned about being able to sleep in the facility, you may bring an over the counter sleep aid such as Tylenol PM or Melatonin. You may also ask your physician to prescribe you a medication to take the night of the test.
No medications will be provided by the center.
Surprisingly, most people sleep very well. The electrodes and other sensors are placed on the body in such a way as to provide you as much freedom as movement as possible. In addition, all of the electrodes and sensors have long leads (wires) that connect you to the recorders. It has been our experience that people acclimate to the new setting and the electrodes/sensors in a short period of time and are essentially unaware of them after they are in bed and going to sleep. Our technicians are experienced in doing these evaluations and do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible. And remember, this is not as much a test as it is simply recording the above measures while you sleep to determine how well or disturbed your sleep is.