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
Carolina Diagnostics North Wilkesboro , NC $2,475
Avastra Sleep Diagnostic Overland Park , KS $2,325
Hoopeston Regional Health Center Hoopeston , IL $5,300
Rice Memorial Hospital Willmar , MN $3,300
American Wellness Diagnostics Athens , GA $2,325
Whidbey General Hospital Coupeville , WA $5,700
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle Columbus , MS $2,550
Sleep Apnea Solutions Wyomissing , PA $2,475
Chester Regional Medical Center Chester , SC $2,925
Keswick Sleep/alertness Center Charlottesville , VA $2,475
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Hood River , OR $5,600
Jameson Hospital North New Castle , PA $2,100
Saint Vincent Hospital Leadville , CO $5,500
Mc Sleep Laramie , WY $2,325
Saint Mary's Health Center Jefferson City , MO $3,100
Sleep Center of Granbury Granbury , TX $2,325
Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort , KY $3,500
West Georgia Health System West Georgia Medical Center Lagrange , GA $2,175
Catholic Medical Center Manchester , NH $5,700
Passavant Area Hospital Jacksonville , IL $3,500
Evanston Regional Hospital Evanston , WY $3,200
Circadia Sleep Diagnostics Mentor , OH $2,475
Teton Valley Hospital and Surgicenter Driggs , ID $3,900
Mainegeneral Medical Center - Waterville Campus Waterville , ME $2,700
Saint Joseph Regional Health Center Bryan , TX $3,800
Magnolia Hospital Magnolia , AR $2,400
Genesis Medical Center, Davenport Davenport , IA $2,325
Bay Sleep Clinic Menlo Park , CA $3,700
Laredo Medical Center Laredo , TX $5,700
Northstar Sleep Lab Casper , WY $2,325

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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