Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

(801) 357-7850Map1034 North 500 WestProvo, UT 84604

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Utah Valley Sleep Center
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84604

(801) 357-7771
  • While you are awake  the technician will take initial readings from the sensors.
  • You will try to fall asleep. It's fine if you usually read or watch TV to help you fall asleep, just do your best to relax. The room will eventually be darkened so you can sleep through the night (at least 6 hours of sleep is needed for a good test.) Don’t worrymost people fall asleep quickly; if it takes you a bit longer that's fine.
  • Signals are sent to equipment in another room from the sensors attached to your body. A technician monitors the signals. You have sleep apnea if the sensors indicate you repeatedly stop breathing.
  • You may be given a trial of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, if sleep apnea is confirmed early enough during the test. If you are given PAP, here’s what will happen:
    • Starting PAP. The technician will put a PAP mask over your nose or both your nose and mouth and start PAP therapy. You will need to try to fall back asleep.
    • Monitoring your response and adjusting the airflow. The technician will adjust the airflow coming from the mask, so it is just enough to keep your airway open without being too strong. Your response to PAP therapy will be monitored from another room. This monitoring helps determine the best way to start treatment.
  • Let the technician know if you need to use the bathroom or get out of bed for any other reason during the night, and he or she will help you. The technician can reconnect the sensors fairly easily.
  • Unless there is a medical reason, family members are usually not allowed to spend the night with you. If you require other accommodations, please make arrangements in advance with the sleep center.
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