This test assesses how long and how well you sleep while wearing a mask that delivers pressurized air.
A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, may be done with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to assess the quality of your sleep while you wear a mask that delivers pressurized air to keep your airways open. It may be done overnight in a sleep laboratory, with a technician in attendance.
A sleep study can be done at a sleep center or at home; these costs are for a sleep study performed at a sleep center. Your out of pocket costs may be significantly lower if your sleep study is performed at home (an unattended sleep study).
When performed at a sleep center (an attended sleep study) you should:
At the time of the test small electrodes will be placed on your body; elastic straps will be placed around your chest and belly to monitor your breathing and other functions. It may take a while to get used to the mask and the sound of the CPAP machine.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having my sleep study?
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