Your physician has scheduled you for a sleep study with Carolinas Sleep Medicine. To better prepare you for this procedure we ask that you please read the following information. You will receive a call from our schedulers up to three days prior to your appointment, it is very important that we speak with you to confirm and review instructions. Please contact our office at 704-510-9900 if you have any immediate questions or concerns.
Please plan to arrive at 8:00 p.m. to the following location:
*Please contact 704-510-9900 prior to your appointment if you will need to arrive later than 7:30 p.m.
The technologist will meet you in the outpatient pavilion lobby at 7:30 p.m. to escort you to the sleep center. If you arrive after 7:30 p.m. please report directly to the sleep center on the 2nd floor of the outpatient pavilion, if you need assistance getting to the sleep center please call 704-510-9900 or (704-225-2850 at night after 7:00 p.m.) - and a technologist will meet you in the outpatient pavilion lobby or entrance to escort you to the sleep center. Wheel chairs are available for your comfort and convenience.
*If for any reason, you need to cancel or reschedule your study we ask that you call 704-510-9900 or toll free 877-275-3373 at least 48 hours prior to the date of your procedure. Failure to notify the Sleep Center of cancellation without 48 hours' notice will result in an administrative charge ($75) to the patient. Our sleep center office, not your physician's office, must be notified. Insurance will not pay this cancellation fee.
The technologist will escort you to your bedroom where you will complete some paperwork. Each bedroom has a full or queen sized bed, TV recliner, and home-style decor. During the hook-up, "sensors" are placed on your scalp, face, chest, abdomen, legs, and finger. The purpose of these sensors is to monitor your sleep patterns, oxygen levels, heartbeat, breathing, and limb movements. In addition to these sensors, we will also be recording the audio and video during the procedure. This is a pain free procedure. Once the hook-up is completed, you may watch TV, read, or just relax until you are ready for bed. In most cases, the procedure will be completed by 7:30 a.m. the next morning.
The following are a few things we ask of our patients:
To avoid any misunderstandings about insurance coverage, we urge you to contact your insurance carrier far in advance of the night of your study to verify coverage. The financial representative at your referring physician's office can assist you in obtaining pre-authorization.