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?
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
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.
Will I be shaved where electrodes are placed?
Shaving is unnecessary on the scalp. However, shaving may be necessary on the chest and legs if heavy body hair is present. Shaving a small area where the electrode is placed assures a good reading and less discomfort (from pulling hair) when the electrode is removed.
Will I be given any shots, injections, or medications during my evaluation?
No. The only devices used during a sleep study are special sensors that are placed on the surface of your skin using tape or a water-soluble adhesive.