Elmhurst Memorial Sleep Center: Frequently Asked Questions

I think I have a sleep condition. What should I do?

If you are having trouble sleeping and think you may have a sleep condition, contact your primary care physician first and discuss your symptoms. Together, you can decide if a sleep study is necessary.

What happens during a sleep study?

During the non-invasive test, you will spend the night at the Elmhurst Memorial Sleep Center to have your sleep stages, breathing patterns, sounds, body movements, heart activity and oxygen in your blood monitored.

Do I need a referral from a physician to have a sleep study performed?

Yes. It is suggested that patients speak with their physician before scheduling an appointment for a sleep study.

Will a sleep study be covered by my insurance?

Insurance plans vary, but sleep studies are typically covered by most insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider for information regarding your specific coverage.

What happens after I have my sleep study?

Following your sleep study, results are posted to an internal online system. Our board-certified sleep medicine physicians will be able to quickly assess the data, review the results and forward the findings and recommendations to your primary care physician so a course of treatment can be prescribed.

If your physician is a member of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, he/she will have instant access to the results, allowing for a quick turnaround time.

What happens if I am diagnosed with a sleep condition?

If you are diagnosed with a sleep condition, common treatments may include simple changes in daily habits, weight reduction, stress management, medications or surgery.

Your physician may also suggest the use of a non-invasive device to relieve upper airway obstruction for sleep apnea. Once a diagnosis has been made, your physician can discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for your condition with you.

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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