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During a sleep study, will I have to share a room with another patient?
No, each patient is in a private room during a sleep study. Each is also equipped with a full bathroom with shower.

Do I have to fast before the sleep study? 
No, you do not have to fast prior to a sleep study. You are however asked to avoid caffeine and alcohol after 4:00 pm to avoid sleep interruptions.

Do I have to stop taking my medications on the night of the study?
Typically, we recommend taking all your medications on the night of the sleep study.  There are some rare exceptions, depending on the type of sleep study a patient is undergoing there could be restrictions on taking medications placed by your physician. It is recommended to consult your physician or contact The Sioux Falls Sleep Center with any specific questions.

What happens during a sleep study? 
During a overnight sleep study we will monitor information from your brain waves, eye movement, heartbeat, breathing, oxygen level, respiratory effort, and muscle activity. This is all done in a non-intrusive way that is conducive to sleep.

How long does it take to have a sleep study?
A sleep study takes place over the course of an overnight stay at the Sioux Falls Sleep Center. Patients check in at 8 PM or 9 PM and all should be ready to go home by 7 AM.  Most patients feel rested enough to go about their normal activity level the day after the study.

During a sleep study, would I be able to get up to go to the bathroom?
Yes, you can get up to go to the bathroom during a sleep study. For your added convenience, there is a full size bathroom with shower in your sleep room.

Is there a shower available in the morning? 
Yes, a regular shower and handicap accessible shower is available for your private use. There are towels available. Feel free to bring your own personal hygiene products.  We do however provide those items in case you forget.

If I need a sleep study, can I bring my own pillow and/or blanket?
Yes, you can bring your own pillow and/or blanket when you have sleep study.

What should I wear during a sleep study?
You should bring comfortable clothing to wear while you sleep, a t-shirt or pajamas would be adequate.