What is an in-lab sleep study?
An in-center all-night sleep study is exceptionally valuable for diagnosing and treating many sleep disorders and helps physicians understand exactly what happens while you sleep. Many people expect a sleep center to be cold, bright, technical and impersonal-looking as if you are being monitored in a research center.
American Sleep Centers offers you:
Your own private room
Your own private restroom & shower
Sleep Number beds
Decorated in beautiful furnishings, similar to a nice hotel
When you arrive at our sleep center for your scheduled appointment, the technician will greet you and show you to your bedroom. You will be shown the equipment that will be used and given a chance to ask questions. You should inform the sleep technician of any changes in your sleep or specific difficulties you have not already discussed with your health care provider.
While you are sleeping, various important body functions and measurements are recorded. The technician will monitor your sleep throughout the night from a nearby room. Electrode wires will be gathered together behind your head so you can roll over and change positions.
How do I schedule a sleep study?
If your doctor has referred you to us, we will contact you directly to schedule you for your sleep study.
You can also contact us at 866-987-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Please visit any of our Social Media sites for more information.
If you were referred to us by your Doctor, we will contact you directly to schedule you for your sleep study.
You may also submit a message here or call us at 866-987-1611 during daytime working hours 8am to 5pm :30 Monday through Friday. Please also visit us any of our social media sites for more information
When will my sleep study take place?
Our in-center sleep study appointments are mostly during the nighttime hours and those appointments start between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Each sleep technician may be attending to more than one patient per night at the sleep center and will spend 45 minutes with each patient completing the electrode hook-up placed on the head, face and body. The sleep study test will typically conclude at 6:00 am the following morning.
What do I wear to my sleep study?
Patients are encouraged to bring comfortable sleep wear, yes, it is good when everyone wears sleepwear for their sleep study. Two -piece sleepwear containing a separate top and a separate bottom are ideal.
Will the technologist tell me the results of the study?
No, the sleep technician cannot give you the results of your sleep study. Each sleep study is first scored and then reviewed by an interpreting physician before a diagnosis is made. The technologist cannot provide any diagnosis or final PAP pressure, in the case of a titration study.
When will I get my results?
The results of your sleep study will be interpreted by one of our Board Certified Sleep Physicians and will be ready within seven to ten working days. Your physician will likely contact you once the results are ready although it is best to schedule your follow up visit with him/her as soon as you complete your sleep study.
If you referred yourself to us, the results of the sleep study will be sent to you directly.