Here's what you can expect if you have an overnight appointment for a sleep study
Please read the following information carefully in order to assure the best test and treatment possible.
When you arrive at night
Night hours for the Sleep Disorders Center start at 8 p.m. When you arrive, the technologist will ask you to complete some paperwork and escort you to your private room. Please let our technologist know if you need to leave by a certain time in the morning.
The technologist will apply about 25 monitoring electrodes to your head and body, as well as other monitoring devices. These devices monitor: breathing, respiratory effort, snoring, oxygen level in the blood, brain electrical activity, electrical activity signaling eye movements, muscle electrical activity, and heart electrical activity. The electrodes are held in place with a paste that will require shampoo in the morning to remove. This entire preparation time for the test typically takes about 30-45 minutes. After that, you are free to read, watch TV, or just relax in your room until bedtime.
Concluding your test in the morning
The conclusion of your test depends on what we see during the night. Once your test has been completed the following morning, you will be free to leave about 30 minutes later. Private shower facilities are available for your use in the morning. Each private shower/rest room serves two patient rooms. If you must leave by a certain time, we will do our best to honor your schedule, but please allow sufficient time so we may make your test as thorough as possible. If you absolutely must leave by a certain time, please discuss this with us at 314.996.8680 before your test.
Please give 48 hours notice if unable to keep your appointment. This will allow us to serve others more promptly.
Instructions for the Sleep Study Patients
- You may eat your normal meals before testing.
- Do not drink caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, chocolate, colas and many other soft drinks) after 2 p.m. on the day of your test.
- Smoking and other tobacco products are not permitted on our campus.
- Please do not drink alcohol the day of your test unless instructed differently by your doctor.
- Take your usual medications at the usual times, unless instructed differently by your doctor.
Night hours for the sleep lab start at 8 p.m. For your safety, the door is locked so please use the buzzer to alert the staff that you are there.
Location Directions for your Sleep Study at the Sleep Disorders Center
The Sleep Disorders Center is located at 969 N. Mason Rd., just south of Olive Blvd. and 1 mile west of I-270. Drive south on Mason from Olive. Turn right at the third street, which is Executive Parkway Dr. Please on the north side of the building at Entrance B. This entrance faces Executive Parkway Drive (the door is under the flag pole). Enter the first set of double doors and press the intercom button on the right wall to inform the technologist of your arrival. The tech will buzz you in. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor and come to Suite 260. Click here for a map of our campus.
Contact Us about sleep disorders or to schedule a sleep study
Let our sleep professionals help you get a better night's rest. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our sleep physicians, call 314.996.8680.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is located just one mile west of I-270 in Creve Coeur, Missouri — a west county suburb of St. Louis. The address is at 969 Mason Road, Suite 260, near the corner of North Mason and Olive Boulevard.
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