Sleep Center FAQ's
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.
Will I be able to fall asleep with everything connected 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.
Why a sleep study?
Millions of Americans 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.
What should I bring with me to my 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.)
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—loud snoring, pauses in breathing during the night, or excessive bodily movements during sleep.
Will I be in a private room?
Yes you will. Each patient room is separate, with a door to close for your own privacy in our smoke-free facility.
Should I have dinner before arriving?
Yes. We ask that you have dinner prior to arriving at our facility. There will not be any food or drinks here for patients. You are allowed to bring a snack and drink with you to the facility.
Should I shower before arriving?
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.
Can I smoke during the sleep study?
We are a smoke free facility. You may smoke prior to arriving.