Sleep Apnea


How does a Sleep Study work?

 

The study is scheduled during the patient’s normal sleep periods, i.e. daytime or nighttime.

Please take all of your medications as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Bring a photo ID.

  • Bring your insurance card .

  • If you prefer, you may bring your own pillow.

  • If you received a questionaire, please fill it out and bring it with you. If not, you will fill it out at the time of your sleep study.

  • You can expect to be at the Sleep Center for approximately six to seven hours.

Sleep Center

 

A physician referral is required for a sleep study. If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, see your primary care physician.

Click here for more information on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

 

Out of Center Sleep Study

 

The at-home sleep test involves the use of portable-monitoring equipment that you wear during sleep in the comfort of your own home. It consists of a small recording device, lead wires, a few sensors, and a belt to secure the device while you sleep.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines stress that only select adults are likely to benefit from a home sleep test. Home sleep tests are only recommended for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who have a moderate to severe probability of OSA.

St. Anthony’s Sleep Center offers this test as an option for patients that do not meet insurance guidelines for an in-lab study. Having a sleep study in the comfort of your own home may be more comfortable than an in-lab study for those that are apprehensive or uncomfortable sleeping in a strange environment. However, your physician will need to decide if you are a candidate for an in-home study.