Loud snoring, a pattern of snoring interrupted by pauses, then gasps, falling asleep at inappropriate times, trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, irritability, depression or loss of interest in sex, headaches and nausea upon awakening, and frequent nighttime urination or even bed wetting.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our toll free line at (855)-753-3790 and allow us at least 48 hour notice. We will gladly reschedule your appointment at a time more convenient for you.
This is a common question. None of the sleep equipment is painful. In fact, the monitors are all quite small and designed to be as comfortable as possible. The monitoring wires will be gathered together in a ponytail behind your head so you can easily roll over and change positions just as you would at home. The devices may feel strange on your skin, but most people find that they do not prevent them from falling asleep. We recognize that your sleep in the center may not be exactly like your sleep at home but this rarely interferes with the quality of the study.
Many people expect the sleep center to be a cold, impersonal place with flashing lights, beeping alarms and stiff hospital mattresses. However, our bedrooms at the sleep center are quite homey and look more like a comfortable hotel rather than a hospital.
The monitoring equipment and technologists are in a separate room so you will enjoy a high degree of privacy. Your technologist will collect your sleep information into a specialized computer program. They will be able to tell when you fall asleep, but cannot read your thoughts or dreams.
Before coming to the center, you should pack an overnight bag, just as if you were staying overnight at a friend’s house or hotel. Bring anything you need to feel at home. If you have special needs, the sleep center personnel should be able to accommodate you. Remember to avoid coffee and alcohol on the day/evening of your study.
Checklist of Items to Bring with You:
-Bed time clothing
-Change of clothing for the next day
-Your toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste)
-Contact lens supplies
-Medications ordered and prescribed by your doctor – The Sleep Center cannot provide you with your medications. If you have questions about your medication please consult your physician.
-A comfortable pillow – Of course we have plenty of extras but you may be more comfortable bringing one from home.
It is important for us to know both your prescribed and over-the-counter medications. This includes dietary supplements such as diet pills, melatonin, kava kava, valerian root, etc. Since many substances affect sleep, certain medications need to be discontinued prior to your study so that results can be interpreted correctly. Please do not discontinue any medications without speaking to your physician first.
Your study will be examined, evaluated and diagnosed by one of our many board certified radiologists. They will then produce a medical report within 24-48 hours of your exam which will be sent to your physician. Your Physician will then go over these results with you and discuss possible treatment options.
At All Care Sleep Center, we understand that sleep studies may be costly, therefore if you do not have insurance or if your insurance will not cover these exams, our staff will work closely with you to help provide special patient discounts that may be more feasible for your needs. We also have payment plans available.