As a first time sleep study patient, you probably have many questions. Here are the more frequently asked questions about sleep studies at Valley Sleep Center.
What’s a sleep study like at Valley Sleep Center?
At Valley Sleep Center, we want your visit to be a pleasant one. That’s why our facility is designed with you in mind.
Your sleep study will take place in one of our private suites designed to give you a comfortable “five star hotel” experience. The room is warmly decorated much like a resort, with comfortable mattresses, sheets, and bedding. A private bathroom is included in your suite, along with a flatscreen television and wifi.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible so that you can rest without the stress of having a sleep study!
What will happen at my sleep study?
When you arrive, your completed sleep history, medications form, a copy of your picture ID, and your copay will be collected for your appointment. Your technologist will show you to your private room where the sleep study will take place. You will be instructed to put on your pajamas and get ready for bed. Then the sleep technologist will prepare you for your sleep study. They will do this by attaching wires to your head and hooking you up to the sleep study machine. This will take approximately one hour after which you may read relax before you go to sleep by reading a book, watching television or using your laptop.
Will I have my own room?
Yes, you will have your own private bedroom and bathroom along with a television and DVD player for your convenience. Many patients have compared their rooms as looking much like a four or five star resort!
Will I be able to sleep with all those wires on me?
Yes, you will be able to move around in bed without getting tangled in those wires.
What happens if I need to use the restroom at night?
You can get up to use the bathroom as often as you need to during the night. You will need to let your technologist know if you need to get out of bed.
Can somebody stay with me for my study?
A parent or guardian must stay with their child if they are under the age of 18. Adults that require assistance or have a medical condition that requires a medical practitioner or caretaker are permitted to have someone stay.
What kind of information will you get from my sleep study?
During a sleep study, a sleep technologist records multiple biological functions during sleep, such as brain wave activity, eye movement, muscle tone, heart rhythm, and breathing via electrodes and monitors placed on the head, chest and legs. After a full night’s sleep is recorded, the data will be tabulated by a technologist and presented to a physician for interpretation.
When will I know the results of my sleep study?
In most cases, your results are faxed to your referring physician within 72 hours of your study (excluding weekends).