Aside from the diagnostic equipment, participating in a sleep study can be similar to spending the night in a hotel room. Patients normally check in between 8 and 9 p.m. and leave the following morning by 5:30 or 6 a.m. The sleep study consists of a noninvasive test called a polysomnogram. Several body functions are monitored during the sleep test. Some of the monitored body functions include the electrical activity of the brain, breathing patterns, oxygen levels, heart rate, muscle tone, and wake arousals. The study is completed by a Certified Sleep Tech, and the results are reviewed by Dr. Norman Imes (Doctor of Internal Medicine specializing in Sleep Medicine) and his associates. The results and their recommendations are given to your ordering provider.
Q: Is a referral required?
A: All sleep studies must be ordered by your health care provider.
Q: What are the hours of operation for this service?
A: Sleep studies are scheduled every night of the week.
Q: Will my insurance cover the costs of this study?
A: All billing and coverage vary on insurance providers. It is important to confirm and check with both your insurance provider and primary healthcare provider before determining if a Home Sleep Study is right for you.
Q: Are sleep studies done at SRMC?
A: Yes, In-Lab Sleep Studies are done in our internal sleep lab. They are completed by Western Sleep Medicine, a contracted service of our hospital.
Q: How do I schedule a sleep study?
A: Once your provider has ordered a sleep study, the order is sent to Western Sleep Medicine. Western Sleep Medicine will contact you personally to schedule.
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