• What Happens During the Sleep Study?

  • Getting referred 
    Your primary care provider will need to request your sleep study.  Once your physician has ordered a sleep study for you, your appointment will be scheduled by the Sleep Disorders Center.

    You will then receive a packet of information with all the instructions you will need before your appointment. The sleep study will be an outpatient procedure, although you will be staying overnight.

    Once you've been scheduled for a sleep study, we encourage you to check with your insurance company for coverage. You may also call the Sleep Disorders Center any time at 719-557-5462 if you have any questions or your appointment date is not convenient. 

    Once you arrive
    You will arrive at 7:30 pm and the study will end the following morning at 6:00 am.  If you need to arrive late or leave early, please inform the staff and this can be arranged.

    When you arrive, a Sleep Disorders Center staff member will review your health history, sleep habits, and prepare you for your sleep study. 

    Electrodes and sensors will be applied to your head, face, and other areas to allow the technician to monitor you while you sleep. There are also video and audio recorders in the room for additional monitoring ability. The procedure is painless and non-invasive, but it is time consuming. 

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