1. What is a sleep study?

A sleep study, which is also called a polysomnogram (PSG), records data from different areas of the body. A PSG measures heart rates, brain waves, eye movement, teeth grinding, muscle movement, breathing, and blood oxygenation during sleep. At the end of the sleep study all information is gathered and reviewed by our sleep specialist.

2. Why a sleep study?

Millions of American’s who suffer from sleep disorders understand just how important a good night’s rest is to their lives. Quality sleep renews your mind and body and without it, it is impossible to maintain a healthy and productive life. Sleep disorders interfere with the quality of your waking hours — robbing you of the energy, stamina, and focus you need to accomplish your goals throughout the day. Disturbed sleep can contribute to life threatening illnesses such high blood pressure, depression, and even heart attack and stroke.

3. Do I need a sleep study?

A general indicator that it might be time for you to see a sleep specialist is if:
a. You notice that you are having trouble falling or staying asleep
b. Someone close to you calls a sleep problem to your attention—such as your snoring loudly, stops breathing at the night, or excessive bodily movements during sleep

4. Will I be able to fall asleep with so many things hooked to me?

At first you may find it a little difficult and awkward, but you will fall asleep. We will do our best to make things as comfortable as possible. If there is a problem the technologist will help you get situated and comfortable.

5. What if I need to go to the bathroom during the study?

You can call to the technologist on the open intercom system and they will come in and disconnect you from the machines to allow you to go by yourself. Once finished the technologist will reconnect and the study will continue.

6. Should I shower prior to the sleep study?

We ask that you do, it tends to make your body feel more relaxed. We need your hair to be dry and oil free. Please do not apply any body lotion, sprays, oils, gels or make-up.

7. Can I smoke?

We are a smoke free facility. You may smoke prior to arriving.

8. Should I have dinner?

Yes. We ask that you have dinner prior to arriving at our facility. There will not be any food or drinks here for patient. You are allowed to bring a snack and drink with you to the facility.

9. Will I be in a private room?

Yes you will. Each patient room is separate, with a door to close for your own privacy.

10. What should I bring with me for a sleep study?

We suggest that you pack as you would for an overnight stay at a hotel. You will need to pack clothes that are comfortable for you to sleep in, bedroom slippers or slide on shoes, medications, and your personal hygiene items (toothbrush, hairbrush, etc.)