Commonly Asked Questions About Your Sleep Study
What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is an overnight evaluation performed in a private room. It involves wearing a few painless sensors that record information about your brain, heart, lungs and muscles while you sleep. Data also is collected about the level of oxygen in your blood and your breathing.
Do I need to take the next day off?
No. Testing usually ends around your normal waking time or earlier. You will have access to shower facilities so you can prepare for the next day.
Are medicines administered?
No. We do not provide medications to help you fall asleep.
What about my own medications?
Continue to take all medications as prescribed by your physician. If you take sleep aids, please do not do so until you arrive for your evaluation.
Will I be able to move and go to the restroom?
Our state-of-the-art equipment allows you to sleep in any position. Also, if you need to use the restroom during the night, the technologist will disconnect the recording equipment so that you may move about freely.
Will my insurance pay for a sleep study?
Most insurance plans pay for a sleep study to the maximum of your benefits. You may need to pay a deductible or co-insurance. Some plans require a physician referral for coverage.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply call The Sleep Center at 508-746-1072 and one of our dedicated team members will assist you. Scheduling the test does require a physician order.
ADDITIONAL SLEEP RESOURCES
Sleep Research Society Foundation (SRSF) - www.sleepresearchsociety.org/Foundation
National Sleep Foundation - www.sleepfoundation.org
NSF is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation - www.rls.org
The RLS Foundation funds research to find a cure for RLS, seeks to improve the treatments of RLS, and increases awareness of this sleep disorder.
American Insomnia Association - www.americaninsomniaassociation.org
The American Insomnia Association (AIA) is a patient-based organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals who suffer from insomnia and increasing public awareness of both the problem of sleeplessness and the options that are available to treat it. The AIA develops educational resources, promotes research, and encourages the formation of local support groups.
American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) - www.sleepapnea.org
The ASAA is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with this common disorder.
Awake In America - www.awakeinamerica.org
Awake In America is a national non-profit corporation focused on sleep and sleep disorder issues. It helps establish community support groups and educational outreach programs, and it provides assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals who need a sleep study or PAP equipment.
Narcolepsy Network - www.narcolepsynetwork.org
Narcolepsy Network’s primary focus is to improve the lives of those with the life-long neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Their members are people who have narcolepsy or related sleep disorders, such as Idiopathic Hypersomnia, their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment, research, and public education regarding narcolepsy.