Insurance FAQ 

What insurances are accepted? 
All major insurances are accepted, including: Avera Health Plan, Dakotacare, BCBS of SD, MN & ND, First Choice of the Midwest, Health Partners, Medica, Medicaid/ Medicare, Midlands Choice, Preferred One, Prime West, Sanford Health Plan, Sanford Patient Choice, TLC, Triwest/Tricare, Ucare of MN. 

Please call for all others insurances. 

Do I need a referral?   
No, all are welcome. We assist you with pre-authorization through your insurance prior to scheduling a sleep study. We can also coordinate with your primary physician. 


About Sleep Test 

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 room 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 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 6 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.  We do provide complete bedding in each room.

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.


General FAQ

Where are you located? 
Independent Medical Arts Building 
6709 S. Minnesota Avenue, Suite 205 
Sioux Falls, SD 57108 
(Between 69th and 85th Street, on Minnesota Avenue) 

Can children suffer from sleep disorders? 
Yes, children can suffer from sleep disorders. Our sleep center will see children ages 13 and older. 

What are some symptoms of sleep apnea?  
Symptoms of sleep apnea include fatigue, morning headaches, snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, un-refreshed sleep, and memory loss. Other symptoms may include mood depression, erectile dysfunction, excessive night time urination, memory loss, low productivity. 

If I have sleep apnea, what happens next? 
If you are diagnosed with Sleep Apnea multiple treamtent options for sleep apnea are at your disposal. 

What can happen if sleep apnea is left untreated? 
Long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea include an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and uncontrollable hypertension. Drowsiness while driving is also a significant risk.

What is OSA and how do you get it?  
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when you stop breathing repeatedly during sleep, because your airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. As a result, your sleep pattern is disrupted causing daytime fatigue. Age, weight, sex and anatomy of the upper airways such as jaw positioning or tonsillar enlargement, all increase your risk for sleep apnea.