As a new patient you will first be contacted directly by our professional and courteous staff to schedule an appointment typically within 48 hours of receiving a referral from your physician.
Patient schedule permitting, the staff member would invite the patient to see the facility during the day and to receive technical and procedural information prior to their actual sleep study appointment to alleviate any questions or concerns.
On the evening of the night study, you will typically check into our facility sometime between 7:30-9:30 pm where a friendly technician will check you in and escort you to your room. The technician will spend some time explaining what the diagnostic procedure will entail during the night and answer any remaining questions the patient may have.
The technician will then prepare you for the study by placing electrodes typically on your head, chest and legs. Electrode gel will be used to ensure a good connection between the leads and the diagnostic equipment. If applicable, the technician may also fit the patient with a mask or similar device. This preparation period could take 30 - 45 minutes and typically the study will commence around 10 pm that evening when the lights and television with the room are shut off. The patient will typically wake up the next morning between 5:30 and 6:30 am, at which time the equipment will be removed from the patient. The patient will now be free to take shower at our facility prior to leaving in the morning.
- Private bedroom with attached bathroom inclusive of clean linens and towels
- Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, and Lotion are provided in the bathroom through dispensers
- Night stand with reading light
- Flat screen television with cable service
- Wifi access
- A small snack is provided upon arrival and departure inclusive of juice, soda (caffeine free), water, or coffee (morning only)
- Pack as if spending the night at a hotel room, though shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion are provided
- Pack toiletries as required for your overnight stay
- Eat a meal before you arrive the night of the study, we only have small snacks and drinks available at the facility
- Bring routine and normal medications taken
- No caffeine can be consumed after 9 am the morning of the test
- Bring and wear comfortable clothing (pajamas, sweats,etc)
- You are free to bring books, magazines, ipads, laptops, ipods, etc
- We provide blankets and pillows but you are allowed to bring your own from home if desired
- Leave all valuables and jewlery at home
- Please don't bring pets, firearms, alcohol, illegal drugs, or other inappropriate items
- Please bring your photo ID and proof of insurance
- Please remember to sign into your online portal account at FAD and complete the forms prior to coming into the facility (if you do not have online access, paperwork will be mailed to you for you to complete prior to coming in)
Arrival / Departure:
- Arrive between 6:30 - 7:30 pm the night of your study unless otherwise schedule with the facility
- Departure time is around 7 am the following morning
Please note that Obstructive Sleep Apena testing is typically a 2 night procedure: one night to diagnose the condition, and the second night to determine the proper pressure to correct your apnea and normalize your oxygen levels. Occasionally both the diagnosis and treatment procedure maybe combined and completed in a single night called a "Split study".