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

Price Range
Atlanta, GA Sleep Study Cost Average $850 - $2,175
Chicago, IL Sleep Study Cost Average $825 - $2,175
Dallas, TX Sleep Study Cost Average $800 - $2,100
Los Angeles, CA Sleep Study Cost Average $950 - $2,475
Miami, FL Sleep Study Cost Average $1,050 - $2,775
Houston, TX Sleep Study Cost Average $875 - $2,250
Philadelphia, PA Sleep Study Cost Average $1,250 - $3,300
New York, NY Sleep Study Cost Average $1,150 - $3,000
Phoenix, AZ Sleep Study Cost Average $775 - $2,000
Washington, DC Sleep Study Cost Average $825 - $2,100

Specific Sleep Study Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Sleep Study (Polysomnography) Cost Average $1,250 - $6,700
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Featured Facilities that Perform Sleep Study

Name Location Price Range
Dorchester General Hospital In Cambridge Cambridge , MD $1,150 - $2,550
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Paragould , AR $500 - $1,100
Ottumwa Regional Health Center Ottumwa , IA $1,000 - $2,175
Elk Regional Health Center Saint Marys , PA $450 - $1,000
Midwest Sleep Services Waterloo , IA $725 - $1,550
Saint Mary's Healthcare Center Pierre , SD $1,100 - $2,400
Heartland Regional Medical Center Saint Joseph , MO $850 - $1,850
Osf Saint Francis Hospital Escanaba , MI $1,100 - $2,400
Gainesville Sleep Lab Gainesville , FL $775 - $1,700
The Sleep Center of Farmington Farmington , NM $750 - $1,600
Providence Hospital Mobile , AL $775 - $1,700
Calumet Medical Center Chilton , WI $1,600 - $3,500
Thomas Hospital Fairhope , AL $1,450 - $3,100
Muhlenberg Community Hospital Greenville , KY $800 - $1,750
Lewistown Hospital Lewistown , PA $750 - $1,600
Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque Dubuque , IA $875 - $1,950
Sleep Telemedicine Sercives Amherst , NY $750 - $1,650
Mark Reed Hospital Mccleary , WA $1,800 - $3,900
Windham Hospital Willimantic , CT $850 - $1,850
Turning Point Hospital Moultrie , GA $1,550 - $3,400
Wisconsin Sleep Madison , WI $750 - $1,650
Omnicare Bakersfield , CA $850 - $1,850
Rice Memorial Hospital Willmar , MN $1,050 - $2,250
Boone County Hospital Boone , IA $1,350 - $2,850
Mercy Memorial Hospital Monroe , MI $900 - $1,950
Saint John's Hospital Springfield , MO $625 - $1,350
Saint Mary's Hospital Leonardtown , MD $1,150 - $2,550
Fremont Area Medical Center Fremont , NE $950 - $2,100
Robert Packer Hospital Sayre , PA $950 - $2,100
Sleep Institute of Utah South Ogden , UT $750 - $1,650

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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