A sleep study is a professional, clinical assessment to help identify potential sleep disorders. All sleep studies at UHealth Sleep Center are conducted by specially-trained technologists who monitor your sleep during the night while attempting to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
During a sleep study, you will arrive at the Sleep Center and meet our sleep technologist. Once you are settled, our technologist will apply small foam sensors called electrodes to your head, chest area and legs. Elastic bands will be placed around your chest and abdomen. These monitors will be connected to wires that attach to our recording equipment. The electrodes and bands will monitor your brain wave activity, muscle tone, heart rhythm, and eye movements. Each room has an open intercom that will enable you to communicate with our technologist at any time. The recording of the study also includes the intercom and video records, which are an integral portion of the study for the interpreting physician to reference, if necessary, to ensure accurate diagnosis. After the electrodes are applied, you may have some free time to read or watch TV. The testing will begin between 10 pm and 11 pm unless you request to go to bed earlier. Our technicians will request that each patient turn off the TV shortly after testing begins to ensure an optimal sleep study. This procedure is non-invasive and pain free.
Pack as you would for an overnight stay at a friend’s house. For the benefit of your privacy and comfort, please bring appropriate and comfortable nightclothes (such as T-shirts and sweat pants or pajama top and bottoms). Review the recommended checklist below to ensure that you have everything you might need. Also please bring the directions and completed forms.
A large amount of information is collected during your sleep study. A sleep specialist will interpret this information and a formal report with recommendations will be sent to your doctor. On the night of the study, our sleep technologists cannot provide you with any diagnosis information about your testing results. Educational information and sleep hygiene tips will be given to you upon leaving. The technicians will do their best to answer your questions. It usually takes 7 business days for your doctor to receive your formal report. Please schedule a follow-up visit with your physician after that time to discuss the findings and recommendations for treatment. If your doctor has not called you with a follow up appointment in order to discuss test results within 7 days please feel free to contact our UHealth Sleep Center in order to schedule an office visit with one of our sleep medicine board-certified physicians.
Why Choose UHealth?
Sleep studies offered 24/7 in a state-of-the-art sleep center. You can rest assured that you receive the most advanced care available. Sleep studies and tests are conducted in a modern, comfortable center — including the latest technology and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Regional leaders in sleep medicine and sleep surgery. As a fully accredited comprehensive sleep center, our program meets and exceeds the rigorous standards set by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This designation recognizes our facility, services, and providers for the highest commitment to safety and quality care.
Experts who recognize and treat all forms of sleep-disordered breathing problems. We understand how breathing problems progress from snoring in childhood to upper airway resistance and obstructive sleep apnea in adulthood. This means we recognize and treat symptoms early, so you get the right care for your specific condition.
Innovative non-surgical and surgical therapies for sleep-disordered breathing. As a comprehensive sleep center, we offer a wide range of innovative non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments, often in combination. These include myofunctional therapy, upper airway stimulation, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, and endoscopic sinus surgery.