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Once you are referred to the South Valley Sleep Center, you may be required to see a sleep specialist prior to your sleep study. If a sleep study is deemed necessary, you will be asked to make an appointment to return and spend the night in one of our private, home-like bedrooms.You may be asked to keep a sleep diary for one to two weeks prior to the sleep study. During this time, try to follow your normal sleep routine and habits.On the day of your sleep study, you may take any medications that you usually take, unless otherwise directed by your physician. Do not take any naps, as they may interfere with your study.Consume foods and drinks as you normally would, but avoid caffeinated foods and beverages, and alcoholic beverages, after noon. Before you come, eat dinner, shower, and remove make-up, lotions, oils, and hairspray.
When you come in for your sleep study, you’ll want to bring an overnight bag with personal items including your toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. You’ll also want to bring loose, comfortable clothes to sleep in, and although pillows are provided, you may prefer to bring your own.It is also very important that you bring your insurance card, and all medications that you use daily (prescription and non-prescription, including nasal sprays, sinus medication, and/or nasal strips).IMPORTANT: If you’re already using CPAP, please bring your unit with you.
When you arrive at the sleep center, you will be shown to your room. The technologist will explain the procedure to you, have you complete a short pre-sleep questionnaire, and ask you to prepare for sleep in your normal manner.The technologist will return to prepare you for your sleep study (sleep study prep takes approximately one hour). We make every effort to honor your normal bedtime.During your study, your breathing, brainwaves, muscle activity and heart rhythms will be monitored= using electrodes that will be attached to your head, chest, legs and various parts of your body. Try to relax and make yourself feel as comfortable as possible.
Prior to leaving, you will be asked to complete a morning after questionnaire regarding your experience during the night. On occasion a patient may be required to stay the following day after their overnight sleep study for additional testing.Please let the technologist know (upon arrival) if you have to leave at a certain time or call for a ride. You may leave after the removal of your equipment, provided that no additional daytime testing is needed.
AASM accreditation for sleep medicine facilities is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The AASM Standards for Accreditation ensure the highest quality of care.
We are South Valley Sleep Center in San Fernando Valley. We are your one stop solution to better sleep. We strive to provide the best sleep diagnostic testing available in the San Fernando Valley and the surrounding community
Tarzana 18740 Ventura Blvd Suite 205 Tarzana, CA 91356
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