What to expect

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What to expect during your sleep study.
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Arrive and Check-in:
Patients arrive at the lab at 8:00 pm where they meet their technician and complete brief paperwork.
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Settle in to your room:
Our high-comfort rooms are similar to hotel rooms. All rooms are private, feature TV, high quality queen-sized Select Comfort adjustable beds, desks, and bathrooms.
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Settle in to your room:
Our high-comfort rooms are similar to hotel rooms. All rooms are private, feature TV, high quality queen-sized Select Comfort adjustable beds, desks, and bathrooms.
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Monitors in Place:
Your technician will prepare you for the study by placing sensors to your forehead, chest, etc. This takes approximately 45 minutes.
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Fall asleep:
Prior to lights out you can relax, watch TV, read, or get ready for sleep in your normal way. Most people don’t even notice the equipment after a few moments and are able to sleep as they normally do.
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Data Gathered during Sleep:
While you’re sleeping, physiological details such as brain waves, muscle and eye movements, and breathing are being gathered. This data provides the needed information to recommend the right treatment for you.
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Wake Up:
A light continental breakfast is offered in the morning, and shower facilities are available. If not staying for further testing or being set up with CPAP equipment, people are usually ready to leave by 7:00 am. If appropriate, you have the option of being set-up for CPAP that morning.
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Sleep Study FAQs

What should I wear?

We ask that you bring a comfortable 2-piece outfit to sleep in, such as pajamas or sweatpants (shorts) and a T-shirt. Cotton is preferred. Please, no silk, satin or nylon materials for sleeping as these may cause static which can interfere with test results. If you need to stay for additional testing the next day, please bring something you can wear in our public lounge. We do not permit sleeping in the nude.

May I bring my own pillow?

Yes, there are two pillows on each bed but you are welcome to bring anything that will make your stay more comfortable.

How can I sleep when I'm hooked up to devices?

The devices attached to you allow you to toss and turn freely during the night. After a short time, you may not even be aware they are attached. Most people sleep quite comfortably.

What if I can't sleep? Can I take something?

We prefer not to facilitate sleep with medication. Your physician may prescribe a sleep aid to help you sleep; if so you need to bring it with you as we are unable to dispense medication.

Are there foods/drinks I should avoid the day of my study?

Do not have any caffeine or alcoholic beverages after 3:00 PM the day of your study.

What happens if I'm scheduled for more testing the next day?

If you need to stay for daytime naps, after you awaken you are welcome to a complimentary continental breakfast. You will take a series of 5 naps spaced at 2 hour intervals, ending in the late afternoon. We also provide lunch. You are not allowed to have any caffeine during your daytime study.