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What should I do if I think I have a sleep disorder?

What is a sleep study?

Will I have to sleep overnight at the hospital to have  sleep study?

What happens during a sleep study?

What types of insurance plans are accepted?

If my child needs a sleep study, can I stay with him/her?

What should I do if I think I have a sleep disorder?

Call The Sleep Center at Floyd 706.509.5160 to make an appointment with one of our board-certified sleep specialists. We will let you know if you will need a referral from your primary care physician.

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What is a sleep study?

A sleep study, or polysomnogram (PSG), is a multiple-part test. During the test, information is collected electronically about specific physical activities while you sleep. This information will be reviewed by a board-certified sleep specialist to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder.

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What happens during a sleep study?

Certified sleep specialists use patient sleep and medical histories along with a complete sleep study to diagnose sleep-related issues. Staff members use video cameras and specialized equipment to assess sleep states and behaviors, such as:

  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Brain activity
  • Breathing patterns
  • Eye movements
  • Heart rate
  • Leg movements
  • Muscle activity

Patients spend the night in a comfortable environment, equipped with Sleep Number mattresses and hotel amenities.

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Will I have to sleep overnight at the hospital?

If the board certified sleep specialists determines you need to have a sleep study, it is usually done as an outpatient at the Floyd Sleep Center. There are some situations where home sleep studies are ordered. Home sleep studies are only used to diagnose or rule out obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Not all patients are good candidates for a home test and not all insurance carriers will cover the cost of the study. If you need a sleep study, one of our physicians will make a recommendation based on your specific situation on whether you should have a test done in the lab or at home.

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What types of insurance plans are accepted? 

We participate in and accept most major health care insurance plans.

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If my child needs a sleep study, can I stay with him/her?

Yes. It is required that you stay overnight with your minor child when he/she has a sleep study. 

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