Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there any danger of my vehicle being broke into?
Our parking lot is in a well lite area and the City of Houston police department, periodically patrols the parking lot.
- Is it safe and secure to stay the night?
Yes after all patients have arrived the outside doors are locked.
- What if I have to go to the restroom?
Just let the technician know and they will unhook you and hook you back up when through.
- What time do I need to arrive and what time do I leave?
You will need to arrive at 9:00 pm and will leave by 6:30 am the following morning.
- What is going to happen while I am here?
The sleep technician will great you upon your arrival and show you to your room. You will have paperwork to fill out and after the paperwork is completed the technician will attach electrodes to your head, neck, chest and leg areas. 2 belts will go around your abdomen and chest, a pulse oximeter will be placed around a finger to monitor oxygen levels. Lastly, a nasal canula monitor will go under your nose to monitor nasal breathing.
- How is a sleep study done?
A sleep study is a non-invasive diagnostic test. You will be hooked up to electrodes from head to toe and the tech will monitor your EKGs, EEGs, oxygen, heart rate, and breathing patterns while you sleep.
- Do I take my medicines?
Yes please take your medicines as you normally would. If you need to take them while you are here, either at night or morning, please bring them with you to take.
- Can I have anything to eat or drink before my sleep study?
Yes, please eat as you normally would. Refrain from alcoholic beverages and avoid caffeine after 12 noon.
- Do I take a sleeping pill?
That would be up to your doctor if he wants the study done with or without the aid of a sleeping pill. Please ask your physician prior to taking your sleep study. If you do take a sleeping pill, please let the technician know and indicate on the paperwork that you have taken it, so the interpreting physician will know when reading your study.