What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is a noninvasive test that allows doctors to monitor your brain and body while you sleep. An electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors your sleep stages and cycles overnight to identify possible disruptions in the pattern of your sleep. A sleep study also measures things such as eye movements, oxygen levels, heart and breathing rates, snoring, and body movements. The data from your sleep study will then be evaluated by your doctor.
Can a sleep study be conducted at home?
Many times, a sleep study can be conducted in a person’s home as opposed to sleep study clinics or centers. Home sleep studies will also collect data about a patient’s breathing, heart rate, and other variables overnight. As technology has progressed, home sleep studies have become increasingly accurate and more widely accepted. Ask us if you are a good candidate for a home sleep study.
What types of issues can a sleep study help diagnose?
At Agave Sleep & Wellness in Phoenix, AZ, we use sleep studies to screen patients for a variety of sleep disorders or issues that might affect your sleep. These might include:
Who needs a sleep study?
While sleep studies are an important diagnostic tool for many sleep disorders and other issues, they always aren’t necessary. A doctor can prescribe a sleep study depending on a person’s symptoms and overall health.
If you are experiencing sleep issues or daytime symptoms such as fatigue, drowsiness, depression, or difficulty concentrating, it might be time to talk to your doctor. The team at Agave Sleep & Wellness can help you determine whether a sleep study is right for you.
Are there risks associated with a sleep study?
Sleep studies are generally risk free. If you have concerns about undergoing a sleep study, feel free to contact our team at Agave Sleep & Wellness in Phoenix, AZ to learn more about sleep studies.
How do you prepare for a sleep study?
Our team at Agave Sleep & Wellness will explain everything you need to know about how the procedure will work, how exactly to prepare for the study, and answer any questions you may have ahead of time. Some preparations include but are not limited to:
- It’s possible you might be asked to limit sleep and caffeine and alcohol intake before a sleep study
- Make sure to tell your doctor all of the medications and supplements you are currently taking
- Fill out a sleep questionnaire, diary, and/or any other paperwork required
- Be aware that sedatives or sleep aids are usually discouraged before a sleep study
How much does a sleep study cost?
The cost of a sleep study will vary depending on the type of sleep study being conducted. It’s important to contact the practice directly and discuss the costs involved with a sleep study before deciding your next steps.
Wondering if your insurance will cover the cost of a sleep study? The costs you are responsible for regarding a sleep study will depend on what your insurance plan covers. Contact your insurance provider to learn about sleep study coverage.
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