New Patient FAQs

What is a sleep study (polysomnogram)?

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Performed in a private sleep room, a sleep study or polysomnogram involves special sensors that record the activity of your heart, lungs, brain, and muscles. Sensors also monitor the airflow from your nose and mouth and the level of oxygen in your blood.

Will I need to take the next day off?

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No. Before bedtime give the technician your time schedule so that ample time can be allowed for getting up, removing the sensors, and freshening up before you leave. Private shower facilities are available for all patients and they are conveniently located next to your bedroom.

Will my sleep study be covered by my insurance?

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Health Insurance covers and pays for sleep testing and treatment costs for sleep disorders. As with all insurance and medical costs there may be a deductible and/or a patient portion and/or a co-pay. Maimonides and/or Dr Barry Krakow is a contracted provider with most health insurance plans, however we are not a network provider with Cigna/Lovelace at this time.

Can I get up to use the restroom?

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Yes. The technician will explain how you will be able to get up during the night -- or, you may call the technician to assist you at the time.

If I usually take over-the-counter or prescription drugs before bedtime, would I still do so before

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Yes. We want to monitor you under usual circumstances. The only exception is when you have been advised by Dr. Krakow to stop taking a certain medication before the sleep study.