FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES A SLEEP STUDY LAST?
Most patients will stay in the lab for a total of 10-11 hours. This time not only includes sleeping, but filling out paperwork and being prepped for the study.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY STUDY?
You should bring whatever you need to sleep. Our goal is to make your experience at HSCP as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We invite you to bring DVDs, stuffed animals, your own pillows, or any other things that typically help you sleep (no pets please). See “How To Prepare For Your Sleep Study” on reverse side.
I CANNOT SLEEP WHILE LAYING FLAT IN A BED, DO YOU OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE?
Yes, our comfortable beds are fully motorized, so you can raise your head, your feet or both if necessary. You can enjoy an infinite number of ergonomic rest positions.
I CANNOT SLEEP WITHOUT MY BED PARTNER; CAN HE/SHE COME TO THE STUDY?
In order to attain accurate results from the test, we cannot allow patients to have someone sleep in the bed with them, although if necessary, you may have a bed partner sleep in the same room with you. A separate sleeper chair is available.
WHAT NIGHTS ARE YOU OPEN?
We are open seven nights a week, Sunday through Saturday.
WHAT IF THE DOCTOR TELLS ME I NEED TO STAY FOR MORE TESTING THE NEXT DAY?
Sometimes this is necessary to fully diagnose your sleep disorder. If you need to stay for daytime naps (MSLT), we will wake you around 6 am and feed you breakfast and lunch (we have a menu and you can pick what you’d like). You will be taking naps at 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm with an additional nap at 4 pm if necessary. You may not have any caffeine during the day.