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Prepare for your Sleep Study

Upstate Sleep Center Guidelines

  • Minors, under the age of 18 years, MUST be accompanied by an adult THROUGHOUT the study.
  • If you are having a One Night Study, you may expect to leave the Sleep Center at approximately 6:30 am the following day.
  • If you are having a Two-day Study, you may expect to leave no later than 4:30 pm the following day.
  • If you are having a Daytime Only Study, you may expect to leave no later than 4:30 pm.
  • No smoking is allowed on the premises.
  • Please remember clothing for the next day.
  • While we try to make you as comfortable as possible, please remember this is a medical facility and there are specific policies we must follow to ensure your safety as a patient.
  • Be advised that it is the patient’s responsibility to check with their insurance carrier about the extent of their coverage and any out of pocket expenses
  • Our office will obtain any necessary authorizations for testing from your medical provider.
  • Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. To contact the Sleep Center please call (315) 565- 4045 or 48- SLEEP.
  • To cancel scheduled tests please call at least 72 hour before your scheduled test time.

Appointment Location

Your testing is scheduled at Upstate Sleep Center; Medical Center West; 5700 West Genesee Street, Suite 101; Camillus, NY 13031.

Parking

Parking is available free of charge. Park in the Immediate Care lot and enter through Entrance B.

Please bring:

  • Sleep wear (pajamas or sweat clothing, top and bottom)
  • All medication(s) that you must take during the period of your stay
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Food for breakfast and lunch, if staying for day testing

For children; bring diapers, wipes and bottles.

The Sleep Center provides coffee, tea and juice, refrigerator and wifi connection. DVD's, books, electronic devices are acceptable. Pillows and blankets are provided; please DO NOT bring these items. 

Before arriving:

  • Bathe and wash your hair on the day of the test.
  • Do not apply any foreign substances (mousse, gel, hairspray or oils, etc.) to your hair or scalp after washing.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol at least four hours prior to your study.

Be advised that it is the patient's responsibility to check with their insurance carrier about the extent of their coverage and any out of pocket expenses. Our office will obtain any necessary authorizations for testing. To cancel scheduled tests please call at least 72 hour before your scheduled test time.

What to expect at the Sleep Center

1. You will be greeted by a technician who will show you to your room and explain the test you are to receive, and prepare you for the studies to be performed.

2. There are some questionnaires that you will be given to complete and then the technicians will begin the process of attaching the monitoring devices for your study. These devices send a signal to the polysomnograph and record various changes during the night. All of the devices used in sleep testing at the Sleep Center are either glued, strapped on, or simply taped in place on various parts of the body. None of the procedures are painful, nor will you feel any electrical shock. However, once you are in bed, some restrictions in movement may be necessary. Most tests include the following connections between you and the recording equipment:

  • 6 to 8 cup electrodes to your scalp
  • 1 electrode next to each eye
  • 2 electrodes on or just under the chin
  • 2 electrodes on your chest
  • 2 electrodes on each leg
  • 1 electrode for each ear
  • Respiration effort monitoring devices are placed around the chest and abdomen
  • An airflow sensor located on your upper lip
  • Oxygen levels are obtained by a small sensor taped on the finger

    If you are scheduled for a treatment or CPAP study, the technician will also attach a positive airway pressure (CPAP or BiPAP) machine. A mask that the technician will fit to your individual needs will blow air through your nose (or nose and mouth). This pressure keeps your airway open (like an air splint) and is not painful in any way. The amount of air pressure is determined on a case by case basis dependent on your individual needs.  Please let us know if you have any problems with nasal congestion or dryness.

3. All these devices send a signal to the polysomnograph and record various changes during the night. The technician will monitor you by means of a video camera, and you may communicate your needs utilizing the intercom system. 

4. In the morning, all devices will be removed and you may go home or to work.   The glue or paste used to apply the electrodes dissolves in warm water, you will need to clean up after the study and you may use our shower if desired. 

5. The recording will be reviewed by the medical and technical staff (this will take 1-2 working days), and the results will be made available to your physician in 7 - 10 days.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Sleep Center at (315) 565- 4045 or 48- SLEEP.

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