Your Sleep Study
Advanced Healthcare for Sleep Disorders
If you have trouble falling asleep, staying awake or sleeping through the night, you may be among the one-third of Americans estimated to have sleep disorders. If not treated, a sleep disorder can lead to chronic fatigue, disorientation and the inability to accomplish everyday tasks.
At Baptist Sleep Centers, specialists in neurology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry and polysomnography (sleep studies) work together to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
More than 100 million Americans are not getting a good night's sleep.
ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
Using CPAP has changed my life! I was skeptical at first with my Doctor’s suggestion of getting a Sleep Study to address my Atrial-Fibrillation but soon realized that it was the best thing I could have ever done. I used to have a lot of trouble falling asleep and now I am out for the night within 5 minutes or basically almost the time it takes my head to get comfortable with my pillow. I am truly committed to using my CPAP and I will recommend to anyone.
I do have to say that the first two weeks of using the CPAP equipment are an adjustment period but do not let that scare you, once you get used to the set up it will all be worth the effort. I now wake up rested and refreshed thanks to my CPAP. I view my relationship with my CPAP similar to a marriage, once together, we cannot be apart. On that note, my wife loves my CPAP just as much as I do since I no longer snore and she can also sleep now.
If I happen to forget my CPAP when sleeping away from home, I will drive back regardless of distance to get my CPAP or I know I will not rest that night without it. I traveled recently and noticed many people boarding the ship with their little bag similar to my little bag containing my CPAP. I was pleased to see there are many people out there taking care of their health by using their CPAP just as I am taking care of my health by using my CPAP.
What to Expect During Your Sleep Study
During your sleep study, you will stay overnight in a private room. You may be scheduled for a daytime or nighttime study, depending on your normal sleep pattern and your physician's orders.
The study is a noninvasive, painless procedure during which sensors are placed on your skin to monitor your brain waves, leg movements, heart rate, body positioning and other aspects of your sleep cycle. The sensors do not cause discomfort or restrict movement.
A licensed technologist remains in the adjoining observation room monitoring your breathing effort, air flow and blood oxygen level. You will be awakened in the morning by a technologist.
After Your Sleep Study
After the test is complete, a Board-certified physician who specializes in sleep diagnostics will read the results and determine if you have a sleep disorder. You should then make an appointment to see your physician to discuss the test results and the various treatments that are available. The Baptist Sleep Centers' amenities will allow you to freshen up and get ready for work in the morning.
Most Baptist Sleep Center locations offer:
- Private rooms with full bathrooms
- Flat screen TVs
- Wireless Internet
- In-room guest bed
- Family lounge
- Complimentary light breakfast
Billing and Insurance
Testing and treatment of sleep disorders are often covered by insurance. We encourage you to discuss this with your health plan representative.