About your Study
Scheduling Your Sleep Study
- Patients who do not attend two scheduled appointments without calling to reschedule in advance of their appointment (“no-show”), will not be allowed to schedule additional appointments. Patients who call to reschedule with less than 12 hours notice are considered a “no-show”.
- Patients who reschedule more than twice may not be allowed further scheduling.
- Patients who are not allowed to reschedule appointments will have a letter sent to the physician ordering the sleep test.
- You will be asked to complete a medical history and questionnaire prior to any testing. We encourage an individual's bed partner to assist in completing this questionnaire since they often provide valuable information in helping to identify symptoms.
- Individuals should bring their personal belongings such as bathrobe, bedroom slippers, pajamas, and toiletries. During the night, several sensors are used to monitor breathing patterns. A sleep technologist is present at all times to observe and provide care if necessary.
- Sleep testing 5 nights a week, Sunday - Thursday
- Sleep Technologists available Sunday - Thursday nights
- Day Staff available Monday - Friday
- The first night study determines if a sleep disorder is present.
- A second night may be spent in the lab if a disorder is detected. A mechanical device may be used to keep breathing passages open during sleep.
- Following the study, a sleep specialist physician will review the results and determine whether further testing is necessary.
- Quiet, home-like environment
- TV/DVD in each room
- Individual climate-controlled rooms
- Private bath/shower
- Covered parking
- Secure location
- Admission is handled in the sleep center
- No pets are allowed to accompany patients unless they are classified as official “working dogs” for diagnosed disabilities.
- Family members are not allowed to stay with patients unless they are a designated care giver (someone needed to administer medicines or assist with medical problems).
Insurance & Billing
A physician referral is required to have a sleep evaluation performed. Individuals will be referred to a sleep specialist for additional evaluation prior to the sleep study.
Insurance coverage will vary depending on an individual's particular health plan. Specific questions regarding payment for sleep disorders should be referred to your insurance company.
What To Expect After Your Sleep Study
- Your sleep study will be evaluated and results will be forwarded to your sleep specialist physician for interpretation. If you are to begin or change any of your current treatment, we will contact you within 5 working days.
- We will also contact your home care provider with any new orders or order changes.
- If your primary care provider referred you to us directly, they will receive the report. Please contact your provider for the recommendations.
- If you require CPAP therapy, we recommend St. Elizabeth Home Medical Equipment, (402) 219-5358.
- If you begin CPAP or BI-LEVEL therapy, we will contact you by phone approximately 1 month following your appointment and by mail approximately 6 months and 12 months following your appointment.
- If no specific orders are received, we will NOT contact you. Please contact your sleep specialist physician (or primary care physician if you did not have a sleep consultation) for testing results.