Before Your Sleep Study

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    Why You Should Do a Sleep Test: At Home or In-Center

    Many who suspect they have sleep apnea don’t seek treatment due to common misconceptions about what a diagnoses entails. With either choice, it is a simple test. It records your pulse, breathing, movement and oxygen levels. The two different tests a person can choose from are either an at home test or an in-center test. … Read More »

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    In-Center Sleep Testing Isn’t As Scary As You Thought

    Many people may wonder if they have sleep apnea, but dismiss the thought because of misconceptions about sleep testing. It is estimated that 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea. And yet, many go untreated and untested. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea are serious. The ramifications can … Read More »

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    How Long Does a Sleep Study Last?

    Sleep studies are performed to rule out or diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. A sleep study can take place in a sleep center or in a patient’s home (learn about the difference between in-center and in-home testing here). If you have just scheduled or are planning to schedule your first sleep study, … Read More »

  • Can I Smoke During My Sleep Study?

    In 2013, 17.8% of American adults reported smoking cigarettes, down from 20.9% in 2005 and 42.4% in 1956 (when the U.S. government first started keeping such records). That’s great news! But it’s really important for people who already have sleep issues to stop or reduce their smoking as smoking affects the quality of your sleep … Read More »

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    How Will Acrylic Nails or Nail Polish Affect My Sleep Study?

    The nail industry grew to $7.47 billion in 2012. In California alone, there were almost 8,000 nail salons. Many of the patients we schedule for in-center and in-home sleep studies wear nail polish, gels or acrylics.  Our customer service department is frequently asked whether nail polish, gels or acrylics will interfere with testing. Jonathan Sherrill, RPSGT, … Read More »

  • How to Order a Sleep Study

    Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million Americans, yet most are undiagnosed and untreated. A sleep study, whether performed at-home or in a sleep center, is the most effective way to diagnose many sleep disorders, like sleep apnea. Learn about the typical requirements for ordering sleep studies. Talk to your doctor about your sleep issues … Read More »