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Westmoreland Sleep Medicine
When should I visit a doctor for a sleep problem?
It's time to visit a sleep specialist when you notice you or your child's normal sleep habits have changed
resulting in poor sleep and normal daily activities being affected. A few key symptoms to be aware of for
adults would be drowsy driving, high blood pressure, obesity, snoring, restless legs, morning headaches,
fatigue, and night terrors. For children, some key signs would be diagnosed ADHD or ADD, bedwetting,
snoring, poor school performance, night terrors, and other factors.
Why do I have to have an office visit before my sleep study?
During your office visit, Dr. Jain will evaluate you for one of the over 80 sleep disorders that are currently
known. Some sleep disorders may be treated without requiring a sleep study, while others require a sleep
study to determine which disorder you may have and its severity. This visit not only insures that we are
providing you with the best possible service, but it is also a requirement for the sleep disorders center to
meet the high standards of accreditation. A tour of the facility including the bedrooms will be provided to
better prepare you for testing and alleviate any anxiety.
What are some of the consequences of sleep disorders if left untreated?
Anxiety, depression, fatigue, memory loss, hypertension, cardiac disease, stroke and traffic accidents
are some of the consequences of poor sleep.
What age range of patients do you see?
We have a lower limit of 4 years and no upper limit.
When is the sleep study conducted?
Sleep studies are conducted every night of the week except Saturdays. Patients for overnight studies arrive
at the centers by 8:30 PM and are ready to leave in the morning by 6:00 AM.
What should I bring to my sleep study?
We suggest you pack as if you were visiting a hotel. You may bring your own pillow if you would like. We do require patients to wear sleepwear during the study. Pajamas, sweats, shorts and t-shirts are all allowable for sleepwear. Basic toiletries such as toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, hairdryers and any other items you feel necessary should be brought with you the night of your study. All medications that you take normally in the evening should be brought with you. Shower facilities are available at both of our locations. If you would decide to shower at the facility flip-flops or sandals are required.
What if I can't fall asleep?
This is a common concern of many patients. The good news is that you do fall asleep and that it just
may take you a little longer than normal. If this is a concern, please let Dr. Jain know during your
appointment. Often a tour of the facility prior to the study decreases the anxiety.
Can I go to the bathroom during my sleep study?
Definitely! Our facilities are equipped with bathrooms, most of which are located within the patients
room. Each center also has handicapped accessible rooms with all the necessary amenities including
wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Shower facilities are also available at each center for our patients
whom would like to shower before leaving in the morning.
Can I bring my spouse or loved one to accompany me during the sleep study?
Yes. We can accommodate your loved ones for the night at our facility if plans are made in advance
with our staff. If other bedrooms are not available the night of the study, each facility does have
alternative sleeping areas within the center to accommodate your family member.
Are your services covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies provide coverage for the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders for
adults and children. We suggest that you contact your insurance company for your policy's specific
conditions. We would be happy to help you in this process. Often times, you may not need a
preauthorization from your primary care physician.