Depositphotos_22961614_l-1024x682So You Need A Sleep Test

The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research found that 40 million Americans are chronically ill with various sleep disorders. If not treated, a sleep disorder could lead to: heart attack, stroke, car accidents and problems at work and home.

The sleep test, called a polysomnography, is usually covered by insurance as an outpatient procedure and is completed with a short stay in the sleep lab.

Scheduling a sleep study is a simple process:

1. Consult with your physician to obtain an order.
If you do not have a physician you see regularly, we’d be happy to help you schedule an appointment with our medical director, who is board-certified in sleep.

2. We will contact you to schedule a sleep study appointment after an order is received from your doctor. 
We can generally schedule your study within a week or so.

3. You will arrive at either 8 or 9 p.m.
It takes approximately 45 minutes for our technician to attach sensors before going to bed. You do have television in your room, but you’re welcome to bring along reading material, snacks, etc., anything to help keep you in your normal routine and make you feel more at home. You will spend the night and ready to go at approximately 6 or 6:30 a.m. the next morning.

4. A detailed report of your study is sent to your physician only a few days after the study. 

You can then contact your doctor to discuss treatment options as recommended.

Our friendly staff is here to assist with any questions you may have. Please email ineedasleepstudy@lionsleeplab.com, or call our corporate office, Monday through Friday before 5 p.m. at 618-692-4945.