Sleep Study

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PLEASE NOTE: This department is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Patients are currently being seen in the Sand Hill Office for home studies and equipment pick up.

A sleep study at the Sleep Disorders Center at Hunterdon Medical Center takes place in a state-of-the-art sleep center, yet is outfitted with all the comforts of a home bedroom. During a sleep study, a skilled technologist will evaluate you for sleep-related breathing problems and movement disorders.  If a night at the Sleep Disorders Center is not for you, we also offer home studies.

Evaluation

How do I get evaluated at the Sleep Center?
At the Sleep Disorders Center, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your sleep habits and any sleep complaints you may have. A clinical evaluation is then scheduled with a physician who specializes in sleep disorders. If you are determined to be at risk for a sleep disorder, a sleep study, or polysomnogram, will be ordered.

Diagnosis

What happens when I participate in a sleep study?
During a sleep study, you will spend the night under observation in private, comfortable surroundings. While you sleep, a skilled technologist at Hunterdon Sleep Center evaluates you for sleep-related breathing problems and movement disorders by monitoring:

  • oxygen levels
  • heart rate and rhythm
  • breathing
  • body movements
  • airflow
  • brain waves

This detailed information is then reviewed and interpreted by a sleep specialist to determine if a sleep disorder is present. Daytime nap studies are also performed to evaluate daytime sleepiness.

The sleep specialist then provides a diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment plans.

Treatment

How do I get treatment?
There are a variety of effective and proven treatment methods available for sleep disorders, many of which are nonsurgical and noninvasive. A complete report of your evaluation will be sent to your primary physician.

If a patient is diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea during a sleep study at the Sleep Disorder Center at Hunterdon Medical Center, we may prescribe a device called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. A medical equipment supplier is available onsite in the sleep center so that patients can go home with their device as soon as the evaluation is complete.

What is the cost?

Most health insurance plans cover the cost of sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment. The staff of the Sleep Disorders Center will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Pre-certification may be required with some insurance plans.

Call 908-237-4080 for more information.

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