Tips for Sleep Studies

Macomb Sleep Institute

To Our Valued Patient,                 

We would like to welcome you to the Macomb Sleep Institute.  We hope you find your stay with us enjoyable, comfortable, and informative.  Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your visit.

  • There will be a complimentary breakfast snack in the morning after your test is over.  These items vary from week to week and your sleep tech will let you know what is available.  Items usually include juice, coffee, water, granola bars, and snack bags.  The sleep tech will give you your snack in the morning as you are leaving the sleep center.  We ask as a courtesy that you please take the snack “to go” as the tech needs the time after your sleep test to clean the room and equipment and prepare it for the next patient.
  • Please tell your sleep tech if the room temperature is uncomfortable for you in any way.  The building is on a single thermostat, but we will try to make it as comfortable for you as possible.  There is a fan available for your use.  Check with your sleep tech if you would like to use it.
  • There is a flat panel television with cable access (through Comcast) in each room.  Feel free to use the television, but follow the instructions given by your sleep tech as to when you are permitted to use it.  Reading, watching TV, and other nighttime activities can stimulate your mind rather than relaxing you for your test.
  • If you are sensitive to excess noise when sleeping, please tell your sleep tech.  They can supply you with some earplugs.
  • There is a small travel alarm clock available to use if you feel the need.  Feel free to let the tech know if you need to be up by a certain time in the morning and they will be more than happy to accommodate you. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns at any point during your test, do not hesitate to ask your sleep tech.  The sleep techs are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible so that your test results reflect your usual sleep habits at home.
  • There are educational pamphlets available on different sleep concerns including restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, CPAP equipment, and insomnia.  There are also business cards that have the sleep center address and phone number, as well as the sleep physician’s information.  Please ask your sleep tech if you are interested in a brochure regarding your symptoms, or in obtaining a business card.
  • Please note that your sleep technician is unable to provide any information regarding the results of your sleep test.  The sleep physician will read all the data that is generated from your sleep test.  The sleep physician will then send a report to your referring physician with your test results.  Typically this takes 7-10 business days.  If further testing or an office consultation is necessary, our receptionist will contact you to set it up.

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your health care.  We greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you.