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How much can a sleep study cost?

How much can a sleep study cost?

Price Can Vary: The fees charged for any type of study including sleep studies can vary significantly. Sleep clinics will usually charge more for non-insured patients as healthcare plans negotiate the fee in advance. If you have insurance contact you agent and see if they have a contracted rate. Call any local sleep clinics to find out their rates. Check with county or state programs if without insurance. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Study (Definition)

An overnight recording of a persons sleep including sleep stages, time awake vs. Asleep, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, breathing effort, snoring, arousals and leg movements. Conducted in a sleep center is considered an attended study and at home it is considered an unattended study. At home studies do not record as much information as an attended study ...Read more


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How often should I have a sleep study done?

How often should I have a sleep study done?

Depends: A sleep study should be done if you have signs of a sleep problem, need follow up to determine if treatment is successful, or if there is a change in your sleep situation requiring a reevaluation by your physician. Hope that helps... ...Read more

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How difficult is it to sleep during a sleep study?

Sometimes: It doesn't hurt at all. But some people feel odd sleeping in another bed and in a clinic room. I suggest that you bring your own - great pillow. If you have a blanket that you love to use - bring that too. Wear comfy jammies. Some sleep labs make the rooms look like regular bedrooms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleep study?

What is the definition or description of: sleep study?

Sleep observation: An overnight recording of a persons sleep including sleep stages, time awake vs. Asleep, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, breathing effort, snoring, arousals and leg movements. Conducted in a sleep center is considered an attended study and at home it is considered an unattended study. At home studies do not record as much information as an attended study in a sleep center. ...Read more

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What are the main tests performed during a sleep study?

What are the main tests performed during a sleep study?

12 or more possible: The main tests performed during a sleep study include sleep stages, body position, microarousals, leg movement, heart rate, how many times breathing stops or air flow is reduced, blood oxygen level, snoring, chest & abdomen movement. A sleep study is the only way to determine if one has sleep apnea. Treatment usually involves an oral appliance, CPAP maching or surgery. ...Read more

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What can they attach to you in an overnight sleep study?

What can they attach to you in an overnight sleep study?

Many things: Among the things measured include brain waves, jaw muscle activity, breathing rate, blood oxygen, pulse, chest activity, and abdominal activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have the results of sleep study??

How long does it take to have the results of sleep study??

Depends: upon the process at the place doing the sleep study. Although the results can probably be determined by the following day, these results should be interpreted by the ordering physician. You should ask the doctor who ordered the test when to expect results, or schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results. ...Read more

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How much does a sleep study cost?I don't have health insurance.

How much does a sleep study cost?I don't have health insurance.

Thousands: Sleep studies are anywhere from $2000-4000 dollars and may need to be repeated to get the right settings for a CPAP machine if it is found you have sleep apnea. It may be better to speak with a physician to look at other causes for fatigue or insomnia first, but you might have already done that and had this study recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if i go to the sleep study and nothing is diagnosed?

What happens if i go to the sleep study and nothing is diagnosed?

It depends.: There are two possible conclusions, either: 1) You do not have a sleep disorder (at least, not one that can be detected by a sleep study), or 2) You do have a detectable sleep disorder but this one test did not find it. It is possible for a single night in a sleep lab to miss a sleep disorder (night-to-night variation, sleeping in a strange place, etc.) If the suspicion level is high, repeat it. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more