Sleep Study Cost and Sleep Study Procedures Information

A Sleep Test, or Polysomnogram, is used to help diagnose sleep disorders. Sleep studies generally take place in a sleep lab during a person's normal sleeping hours. A Sleep Test uses various instruments to gather information about a person’s sleep stages, body position, and physiological conditions such as brain wave activity, eye movement, muscle movement, and possibly even the electrical activity of the heart. This data is then evaluated by your physician.

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Sleep Study Cost Averages Around the Country

Phoenix, AZ Sleep Study Cost Average $2,625
Washington, DC Sleep Study Cost Average $2,700
Philadelphia, PA Sleep Study Cost Average $3,200
Houston, TX Sleep Study Cost Average $2,700
Miami, FL Sleep Study Cost Average $2,925
Dallas, TX Sleep Study Cost Average $2,625
Chicago, IL Sleep Study Cost Average $2,925
Los Angeles, CA Sleep Study Cost Average $3,200
New York, NY Sleep Study Cost Average $3,400
Atlanta, GA Sleep Study Cost Average $2,775

Specific Sleep Study Procedures and National Cost Averages

Sleep Study (Polysomnography) Cost Average $2,925
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Featured Facilities that Perform Sleep Study

Name Location Average List Price
Mercy Medical Center Springfield , OH $3,100
Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview , TX $5,100
Saint John's Hospital Springfield , MO $1,950
John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital Thomasville , GA $1,650
Saint Bernards Medical Center Jonesboro , AR $1,800
Southern Inyo Hospital Lone Pine , CA $6,000
Freedom Diagnostic Services Stephenville , TX $2,325
Mid South Sleep Disorders Clinic Jackson , TN $2,325
Rocky Mountain Sleep Diagnostics Price , UT $2,475
Amsterdam Memorial Amsterdam , NY $2,775
Minden Medical Center Minden , LA $3,400
Mms Sleep Huntsville , AL $2,250
The Center for Sleep Medicine Hattiesburg , MS $2,250
Mount Graham Regional Medical Center Safford , AZ $1,650
Integrated Sleep Solutions of Gulfport Gulfport , MS $2,250
Grand Lake Sleep Center Saint Marys , OH $2,475
King's Daughters Hospital Yazoo City , MS $4,700
Sleep Center of Granbury Granbury , TX $2,325
Alpine Cardiovascular Imaging Big Spring , TX $2,325
Vermont Medical Home Care Plattsburgh , NY $2,400
Robert Packer Hospital Sayre , PA $3,100
Twinklescape Sleep Disorders Center Clayton , NC $2,475
Beatrice Community Hospital Beatrice , NE $4,400
Premier Sleep Medicine Center Baton Rouge , LA $2,325
Payson Sleep Services Payson , AZ $2,550
King's Daughters Medical Center Ashland , KY $2,175
Keweenaw Health Foundation Laurium , MI $5,400
Island Sleep Lab Hilton Head Island , SC $2,400
Ferrell Hospital Eldorado , IL $5,300
Southern Illinois Sleep Institute Marion , IL $2,400

More about Sleep Study Procedures

Sleep Study Test Patient Preparation

Ask your doctor if the Sleep Test will require an overnight stay. Most do and if so make sure you pack a bag with your pajamas, pillow, and hygiene products like a toothbrush. If you have kept a sleep journal make sure to bring it to your test. Try to reduce the amount of caffeine or sugar you consumer the day prior to your Sleep Test. Try to avoid excessive sleeping, naps, the day before your test. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants a few days prior to the test in that they may affect the results of your test. Avoid skin oils and lubricants prior to the test in that it may inhibit the test electrodes from sticking to your skin. Discuss all medications or herbal supplements you are taking prior to the test. Some of these may alter your test results and your physician and the technician should be aware of what you take prior to the test. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a Sleep Test Procedure

Most Sleep Test will last throughout the night. Be prepared to shower to go to work the next morning from the testing facility if needed. Once you arrive at the testing facility you will be asked to change into your pajamas and to remove any jewelry or clothing that may interfere with the test. The test technician will then attached small metal discs, or electrodes, to your head and body for the EEG, ECG, EOG, and EMG equipment cables. The test technician will then attach an oxygen measuring devices to a finger tip and your face to measure the oxygen level in the blood vessels and air flow while breathing respectively. The temperature of the room may need to be maintained at a certain level, but blankets can be adjusted as needed. Lights will be turned off and monitoring will begin before you fall asleep. For multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), short nap periods will be assigned at intervals. For multiple wake testing (MWT), you will be asked to try and stay awake for certain periods of time.

When the study has been completed, the electrodes and other devices will be removed. Once the procedure is complete, you will be able to change and leave the facility. Your Sleep Study results will be studied and the results should be ready in a 2-3 business days.

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