General Questions

Sleep apnea is a disruption of breathing where you experience brief periods throughout the night when breathing actually stops. Because of this disruptive breathing, you can awaken hundreds of times a night without realizing it. When morning comes, you're still extremely sleepy and don't really know why.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are:

  • Loud snoring
  • Periods of not breathing (apnea)
  • Not feeling rested when you wake up in the morning
  • Abnormal daytime sleepiness, including falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Morning headaches
  • Limited attention
  • Memory loss
  • Lethargy

When untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems. Seep apnea has also been linked to high blood pressure, chronic heart strain and failure, stroke, and even sudden death. The good news is that sleep apnea is treatable and we can get you back to feeling refreshed and ready to face each new day.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.

The most common symptoms of restless leg syndrome are:

  • legs feel uncomfortable while you're sitting or lying down
  • unusual sensations or twitches especially at night
Insomnia is when you have problems falling asleep, staying asleep. or waking up too early for no apparent reason.

The most common symptoms of insomnia are:

  • Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
  • Impaired memory
  • Daytime irritability
  • Inability to concentrate

In Lab Sleep Testing

You should bring:

  • New patient forms
  • Photo ID and insurance card
  • Comfortable, loose fitting sleeping clothes
  • List of current medications
  • Make sure to have clean dry hair
Upon your arrival the technician will check you in and collect all paperwork and necessary documents. You will then be given a private room with Direct TV and a Sleep Number bed. The technician will then connect wires (much like EKG wires) to you and you will be free to watch TV, read a book, or whatever you like until you fall asleep. During the evening the technician will monitor you throughout the night for any type of sleep disorder.
Your results will be forwarded to your referring physician 48-72 hours after you have completed your study. From there, you will be given your results and if treatment is needed you will be walked through your options.
We work hard to get your study covered to the highest benefit level by your insurance. With that being said, each insurance policy is different and sleep studies are covered at different levels. Prior to being scheduled, we will give you an estimated out of pocket cost based on your individual policy.

In Home Sleep Testing

You should have available:

  • New patient forms
  • Photo ID and insurance card
  • Comfortable, loose fitting sleeping clothes
  • List of current medications
  • Make sure to have clean dry hair
Upon arriving to your residence, the technician will collect all paperwork and necessary documents. You will then be connect to wires (much like EKG wires) to you and you will be shown how to plug in when you are ready for bed. The technician leaves for the evening and monitors your study remotely from our facility. They will come back the follow morning to remove the wires and pick up the equipment.
Your results will be forwarded to your referring physician 48-72 hours after you have completed your study. From there, you will be given your results and if treatment is needed you will be walked through your options.
We work hard to get your study covered to the highest benefit level by your insurance. With that being said, each insurance policy is different and sleep studies are covered at different levels. Prior to being scheduled, we will give you an estimated out of pocket cost based on your individual policy.