Frequently Asked Questions
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 should I bring to my new patient appointment?
Photo ID, Insurance card(s), new patient questionnaire and your health records including previous sleep studies, CT/Xray of chest.
New Patient Questionnaire(s):
It would be beneficial to bring your bed partner for the appointment if possible to better understand your sleep condition.
Where will my sleep studies be performed?
The sleep studies will be performed at our office by our experienced registered sleep technicians. We offer these studies at both of our sleep center locations. We offer these studies five days a week.
When should I arrive for my sleep study?
Detailed instructions will be reviewed with you at the time of your scheduling. Patients should arrive at their scheduled slot time between 8 and 9 PM. You will be released from your sleep study next morning between 5 and 5.30 AM.
How long will my sleep study last?
Your sleep study will finish the next morning, between 5-5:30 AM. If you wake up before this time and are unable to go back to sleep, you may be allowed to end the study earlier.
What should I bring for my sleep study?
Two piece pajama set. Any nighttime medications you may need to take at bedtime. Blanket or pillow from home if you feel necessary. You may also bring your electronic device if you feel necessary.
Will I be able to use the restroom during my sleep study?
Yes. Our sleep technicians will help you disconnect from the recording device and provide you with a portable connection device, allowing you to keep all of your sensors on while still being able to go to the restroom.
what shouldn't i do before my sleep study?
If you typically take any stimulant medications for ADHD or narcolepsy, such as Adderall, you should refrain from taking it on the day of your sleep study. Additionally, caffeine consumption should be avoided after 12pm noon.
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.
Do you accept my health insurance?
Dr. Jain is in network and accepted by all major health insurers including Highmark BCBS, UPMC, United, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid and Advantra.
Can I do my sleep studies at home?
Most health insurers do cover home sleep studies as a diagnostic tool. However, sleep studies may need to be completed in the lab if patients also suffer from cardiac, pulmonary or neurological conditions. Dr. Jain will decide what type of testing you will need after your visit here.
Where will I get my supplies for sleep apnea from?
Dr. Jain works closely with multiple durable medical equipment suppliers in the area, and Westmoreland Sleep Medicine features its own Sleep Store. Our staff will communicate with you and refer you to a supplier in your insurance network.
Can I get my supplies for sleep apnea from you?
Yes! Westmoreland Sleep Medicine's own Sleep Store provides sleep apnea products and supplies from reputable sleep industry manufacturers including ResMed, Resvent, and Fisher Paykel. View our Sleep Store here on the website to see the premium sleep supplies we have to offer.
Does Dr. Jain prescribe sleeping pills?
For patients who present with insomnia, Dr. Jain uses a holistic approach such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( a non medication approach) to primarily to treat them.
Is Dr. Jain a lung doctor?
Dr. Jain is a board-certified Pulmonologist and would be glad to take care of your lung conditions.
Why do we have two different colored bills from Westmoreland Sleep Medicine?
The yellow colored bill is coming from Dr. Jain’s practice, Westmoreland Sleep Medicine PC, and includes bills related to your office visits and sleep testing. The green colored bill comes from our store, Westmoreland Sleep Medicine DME, and relates to your equipment and supplies.