Sleep studies are scheduled Monday through Friday nights and occasionally on Saturday nights.
Every patient will be scheduled for a time to arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
We try to be flexible by adjusting the sleep study time to accommodate the patient’s sleep schedule; however, our goal is to obtain the most adequate data from the sleep study.
Daytime sleep studies are completed for patients who work different shifts.
A brief history and a pre-sleep questionnaire will be obtained from the patient upon arrival.
It is recommended that every patient showers before arriving. Showers are available for morning use. Towels and washcloths are provided.
Bedtime medications should be brought to the facility and taken as prescribed. Bottles of water are provided.
Bedtimes and wake times are dependent upon the patient's usual schedule. However, in order to get as much data as possible, the lights are usually turned out around 10:00 p.m. and the study is usually terminated around 6:00 a.m.
Our bedrooms are private rooms with televisions and reading material for brief entertainment while our patients are getting ready for bed.
Video cameras are located in all of our rooms to ensure optimal documentation.
Call buttons are available in every room in case assistance is needed during the study.
Patients are welcome to bring their own pillows or blankets from home if they wish.
It is required that television use be restricted during the night to allow for better sleep and to avoid disturbing other patients.
Cell phone usage is strongly discouraged as it may interfere with normal sleep and the quality of the test. Cell phone usage may render the test unreliable and may require repeat testing. It is recommended that all cell phones be turned off during sleep testing.
Bring your medications and take them at your regular schedule.
Bring your own pillow from home to use with ours provided.
We recommend you bathe or shower before you come.
You will be given a detailed list of instructions when you schedule your studies.
Your Sleep Study Results
A follow up visit is scheduled for you after your testing. It takes a few days for a study to be scored and interpreted. During your follow up visit, Dr. Moufarrej will go over your study with you, discuss the treatment options and outline what he thinks is best for your needs. For more information on treatment options, click here.
Daytime Sleep Studies
Multiple Sleep Latency is required to diagnose certain disorders. These studies are performed during the daytime, and the patient should be prepared to spend the whole day at the Clinic. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you any special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of time so we may accommodate your needs.
PAP-NAP desensitization program is a unique opportunity for the patient to get accustomed to their sleep support equipment in a daytime setting.
Maintenance Wakefulness Test (MWT) is a test which measures a patient's ability to stay awake and alert during the day.
Direct Referral Sleep Studies
Some patients are referred to our clinic strictly for sleep studies only. In those cases, we ask your referring physician to send us all your medical and insurance information prior to performing any testing. We will obtain verification of benefits and any authorization that may be required by your insurance policy. The report will be sent to your referring physician, and the results will be obtained from his/her office.