What to Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

The lab is equipped with individual bedrooms with a bathroom conveniently located outside the bedroom. You will be asked to fill out some paperwork prior to the technologist preparing you for the sleep study.

What to bring:

  1. An overnight bag with pajamas or a loose fitting top or T-shirt, shorts or jogging pants, to sleep in. If you prefer to use your own pillow, please bring it. (We recommend it!)

  2. Please bring your own toiletries, i.e. toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, etc.

  3. Please bring and take all medications as usual. Sleep solutions does not provide medications of any kind. You may also want to ask your physician to prescribe a sleep aide to relax you for the study.

  4. You may bring something to read if you would like. There is a TV in your room with cable stations.

  5. Bring your own snacks and drink (decaf only please) especially patients with nutritional needs such as diabetes. We do have water available for you.

*ON THE DAY OF THE STUDY, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

-Please DO NOT drink any caffeine (decaf only) or alcohol after lunch.

–Prior to arrival: please bath or shower, shave. If you have a beard you do not have to shave it off. DO NOT use any face or body moisturizers, lotions, oils, hairsprays, or gels.

–Please bring the following:

  1. Your insurance card and photo ID (driver’s license) for the tech to copy

  2. Your co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible (if applicable) we accept cash (exact change only please), check, or credit card.

Other information:

The test will be completed between 4:30 am and 5:15 am the next morning. You will be leaving by 5:30 am. If you are waiting for a ride please ask them to be here by 5:30am.

RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATION POLICY: 

(Call (386) 752-6700 to reschedule or to cancel)

  • We require that you MUST call 2 business days prior to your scheduled study to cancel or re-schedule.

  • A $100.00 cancellation fee will be applied if you do not notify us of a cancellation at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled study or you do not show up for an appointment.

  • We will allow you to re-schedule or cancel an appointment a MAXIMUM of 2 times if you inform us within the above time frame.

Q: What is a sleep study?

A painless, non-invasive test that measures your body’s function during sleep for the purpose of diagnosing and treating a sleep disorder.

Q: Will any part of the sleep study be painful?

Absolutely not! Your sleep study is completely pain-free!

Q: Why should I consider a sleep study?

A sleep study allows us to measure specifics about your sleep issues. A more specific diagnosis can help us prescribe a more suitable course of treatment for living a better life through better sleep. Check out our sleep disorders section to read about why a sleep study is essential for people with sleep issues, especially those with obstructive sleep apnea.

Q: What should I bring to my sleep study?

Feel free to bring anything that will make you more comfortable. The room is equipped with a bed, pillows, and blankets but if you like having your own pillow, we welcome you to bring it with. Feel free to also bring anything that you typically use to relax before bed such as a book, music, or your laptop. The room does have cable tv for your use if you prefer.

Q: What if I can’t sleep during the sleep study?

A lot of patients feel some level of apprehension. Our goal is to inform you as best we can to ease any of your worries. We also encourage you to bring anything that will make you feel more comfortable such as your pillow, a book you like to read before bed, or your favorite pajamas! Often patients leave their sleep study having a better night sleep than they’ve had in a while.

The devices attached do allow you to turn and move around. In fact, after a while, you may not even notice them.

Q: What if I can’t fall asleep at night because I usually work third shift?

Call us to learn more options. We will work with you to accommodate as best as we can.

Q: Can I have my sleep study done at home?

Absolutely! We offer both in-lab and home sleep testing. 

Q: Will I be woken up during the night?

You may be woken up by your sleep technologist during the night if you experience a significant amount of sleep events. If this occurs, the sleep technologist will come in and initiate CPAP.

Q: Can I stay with my child during their sleep study?

Yes, you can. Once your child has fallen asleep, if there is a vacant sleep study room, you are welcome to stay during the duration of the study. You are also welcome to remain in the room, however if you do so, you must be quiet.

Q: Does my sleep study room have Wi-Fi?

Yes! 

Q: How long does it take to get results from a sleep study?

Generally you will receive your results within 2 weeks of your sleep study.

Q: Will my insurance cover your services?

Almost every insurance company covers a sleep study and CPAP therapy. Each insurance policy is unique so make sure to call the number on the back of your insurance card for Out-of-Pocket and Deductible information.

Q: What if I can’t afford a sleep study?

We recommend a tool called, Care Credit. It is a credit card that you can use specifically for out of pocket expenses. It also offers short and long term financing options and on a variety of healthcare services. 

Q: Do I need a doctor referral?

Some insurance companies may require it but we can check for you.

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