How long does the sleep study last?
We offer appointment times at 8:30 and 9:30 pm each night. You can expect to be here until 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning. After you are unhooked from the monitoring equipment, you many get dressed and ready for the day. We will likely give you a survey to fill out prior to you leaving the building.
What do I need to do to prepare for my sleep study?
If there are any special accommodations that need to be made for your sleep study, please let us know at your consultation visit.
The day of your study:
- Do not consume any caffeine after 2pm. This includes coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, and any energy drinks.
- Do not consume alcohol.
- Try not to take any naps during the day
- Be sure to wash and dry your body and hair completely
- Do not apply any products to your hair after washing
- Do not apply any lotions
- Please do not apply any makeup or moisturizers
- Bring comfortable clothes to sleep in
- Bring any medications you take at bedtime
- Bring your eyeglasses if needed as there will be some paperwork to complete
- We do provide blankets and pillows, but please feel free to bring any from home for your comfort
- Television and Internet are available for your use during the hookup process.
Am I able to go to the bathroom during the sleep study?
If at any time you need to get up to use the restroom, our sleep technician will assist in disconnecting you from the recording device. All of the sensors will remain in place for easy reconnecting.
So I have had a sleep study that confirmed sleep apnea, and now I am ready to start CPAP treatment. What happens next?
We need to schedule a CPAP study to determine what mask and air pressures are right for you. Once we have reviewed the study and if your results with CPAP treatment were good, then we will send the prescription for your CPAP equipment to a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company.
What is a CPAP study?
A CPAP study is an overnight study performed in our sleep lab to determine the best mask style and size and the best air pressures to successfully treat your sleep apnea.
After my CPAP study, do I come in again to go over my results?
Generally, we will not have you come in for a follow-up visit to review your CPAP study results, since this is a treatment study. Typically, one of our staff members will call you and provide a brief summary of your response to treatment. We will also give you further details about obtaining your CPAP equipment at that time. If you still prefer to review your treatment study results with one of our providers, you are welcome to schedule an office visit at any time.