New Patients


 

Thank You For Choosing ApneCare Sleep Lab 

For most insurance plans, you need a primary care referral to participate in a sleep study. If you need an appointment for a sleep study, please call or email us today.

If you are a new patient, here’s what you need to know:

For your comfort, your sleep study will be performed in your own private room.

Each sleep study room is comfortably furnished with high quality mattresses, pillows, and bedding. 

What will happen at your sleep study:

Sleep Studies are tiered with the first appointment beginning at 8:30 pm. Please arrive on time.

When you come to ApneCare Sleep Lab for your sleep study you will check in with our front desk and then you will be escorted to your private sleep study bedroom.

You will then be instructed to get ready for bed. 

After you are ready, your sleep technician will prepare you for your sleep study.

Small gold-cupped wares (electrodes) will be filled with cream and taped to or near your chin, ears, head, chest legs and near your eyes. Usually this is all taken care of in about an hour. While all of our electrodes and sensors are placed using hypoallergenic tape, please let us know if you have a known skin allergy.

If you need to have your sensors adjusted, a sleep technician may re-enter the room after bedtime, or if you need a CPAP.

The sleep technologists are awake all night and you may call them if you need them.

You will be on a video monitor throughout the night. Recordings are used only by our sleep specialists and your doctor.

As we have different shifts, the sleep technologist that removes the electrodes may not be the same as the one who applied them.

What to do the day of your sleep study:

  • Do not take any naps the day of your sleep study.
  • Do not consume caffeine or alcohol afternoon.
  • Do take a shower before coming to your appointment.  Please remove all makeup, lotions, oils, and hairspray, as this will help with the adhesion of electrodes.
  • You may take your medication(s) unless otherwise directed by your physician.

What you should bring: 

  • Your completed sleep history and medications form along with your insurance card(s) and a picture ID
  • Loose, comfortable clothes to sleep in (please no satin or silk)
  • Personal items such as a toothbrush, hairbrush, and clothes to change into the following morning.
  • An extra pillow. You will be provided with two pillows; however you may bring an extra one from home.
  • Any medications that you will need before bed or upon waking up
  • Books, magazines or reading material to help you fall asleep.
  • Snacks, bottled water or other items you might need during the night.

*A caretaker should stay for the duration of your sleep study if you require any assistance during the night (i.e. getting into bed, going to the bathroom, etc.) 

*If you do require to bring a caretaker with you, we will have accommodations for them, just please let us know beforehand so that we can make arrangements.

*Children under the age of 18 who are having a sleep study are required to bring a caretaker with them.

The morning following your study 

  • Your study will end between 5:00 and 5:30 am.
  • Depending on which location you are at, continental breakfast may be provided.
  • Coffee is provided at both locations.
  • Continental breakfast is served at the Arizona location only.

*Let your technologist know if you need to leave early or require us to contact your ride.

*Be sure to follow up with your physician or schedule a follow-up visit with one of our sleep specialists to discuss the results of your study.

Important things you need to know about your sleep study: 

Our sleep technologists are highly trained and knowledgeable; however, they may not give you any information regarding your sleep study results or medical condition(s).

Results will be available in 5 working days, and may be discussed in detail with your physician.

Sleep study reports are sent to the referring physician(s) only. Please contact your physician’s office to schedule an appointment for review of your results.

Cancellation Policy: We require that cancellations or reschedules are made no less than 2 business days in advance.  You must call 2 business days prior to your scheduled sleep study to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a $150 fee.

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