Better sleep can be key to better health.
You may benefit from the attention of sleep medicine specialists if you:
Your doctor may recommend a sleep study (polysomnogram). The study helps physicians diagnose conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless legs syndrome.
How to Prepare
To make sure you get the most from your sleep study, avoid alcohol or caffeine before the test. Take a sleep aid only if recommended by your doctor.
What to Expect
You'll spend your typical sleeping period-night or day-in a comfortable, private room at Floyd Valley Healthcare’s homelike sleep labs. After you arrive, a technician will place sensors on your scalp, face, chest and limbs to monitor brain waves, snoring, muscle activity, heart rate and breathing as you sleep. A video camera may record your movements.
After the Test
After the test, you may return to your typical daily activities. Your doctor will receive the results of the study and advise you on next steps.
Most insurance plans cover sleep studies. Check with your plan provider to verify coverage.
Home Sleep Apnea Testing
If a doctor determines you likely have obstructive sleep apnea, and you have no other significant medical conditions, the physician may recommend home sleep apnea testing. You'll sleep at home while wearing equipment that records data about your breathing during sleep.
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