FAQ

FAQ

What is a Sleep Disorder?

What is sleep apnea?

How do I know if I have it?

What alleviates Sleep Apnea?

What is a sleep study?

Does insurance cover the procedure?

Will I be given any medications?

Will I need to take time off?

How do I prepare and what can I bring?

Should I bring my medication?

What is a Sleep Disorder?

Sleep disorders are characterized by a set of conditions that create a disturbance in the amount, quality, or timing of a person's sleep.

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What is sleep apnea?

A disorder in which the tongue or throat muscles relax and block the opening of the airway while you sleep. This might cause a patient to wake up and interrupt a sound night’s sleep. Many people who experience sleep apnea don’t even know it.

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How do I know if I have it?

Only by having a sleep study will you know if sleep apnea is present and the severity. The following are common signs and symptoms that should prompt you to speak with a healthcare professional. Loud, frequent snoring, choking, gasping for breath.

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What alleviates Sleep Apnea?

Medical treatment is advised to treat apnea, but you can also do certain things to prevent the onset of apnea. They include exercising, reducing weight if you are obese, stop smoking, lowering your intake of alcohol and avoiding sleep medications.

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What is a sleep study?

A sleep study is done at the Sleep Trends Center, and involves an overnight stay in a private room. Several wires are taped to the arms, legs, head, back and chest and a sensor is taped to the index finger.

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Does insurance cover the procedure?

Most health plans today do provide benefits to cover sleep related services. SleepTrends is able to accept most private insurances as well as all governmental insurances.

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Will I be given any medications?

No. This is a painless non-invasive procedure. Electrodes will be applied to the scalp using a conductive gel and gauze. Sensors attached to the face, torso and legs will be secured using adhesive tape and tabs.

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Will I need to take time off?

A patient's study normally begins in the evening and is completed by 6am enabling the patient to go to work following the sleep study. If you work second or third shift, daytime testing is available.

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How do I prepare and what can I bring?

Most sleep study appointments are scheduled to begin in the evening, arriving between 8:30 & 9:30 P.M. Consult our technologists on what you may bring.

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Should I bring my medication?

Medication should be taken prior to arrival at the Center. Only bring those medications which you normally would take just prior to bedtime or during the time testing is occurring.

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