The Utah Valley Sleep Center is a full-service facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The most common disorders we treat include obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and pathological daytime sleepiness. We provide patients with day or nighttime sleep studies as well as portable monitoring for various sleep disorders.

Our Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which ensures we meet the highest standards of patient care.

Our Services

We offer a number of sleep studies and tests, each of which is useful for the treatment of sleep disorders and conditions. Each test is performed by a registered sleep technician and overseen by our board-certified sleep specialists.

  • Diagnostic overnight sleep study/Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Portable home monitoring study
  • CPAP follow-up overnight sleep study/Titration sleep study
  • Therapeutic bi-level titration
  • Split-night polysomnography (PSG) with CPAP titration
  • Treatment for central sleep apnea, complex sleep apnea, and periodic breathing with PAP therapy
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • PAP Nap
  • Sleep Apnea Screen
  • WorkMed Sleep Evaluations

Preparing for a Sleep Study

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How to Make an Appointment

Most sleep studies and other treatments at the Utah Valley Sleep Center require an order or referral from your primary care physician. If you believe you need treatment for a sleep disorder or condition, please consult first with your primary care provider. Orders can be faxed or sent through iCentra. Once we have received your order we will call you to schedule an appointment.

Check with Your Insurance Company

Please call your insurance company to see what your financial responsibility is for your test. Some insurance providers may require pre-authorization or have specific tests they may or may not cover. Although you will stay overnight, sleep studies are usually considered outpatient procedures.

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How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

To prepare for your sleep study follow the tips below. Your doctor may modify or add to these instructions. Be sure to follow the specific instructions provided your doctor.

  • Take your usual medications, and bring them with you, including sleep aids. It is important that you sleep during your sleep test. If you usually require a sleep aid, bring it with you and take it as usual. If you do not have a prescription sleep aid, your doctor may recommend you bring an over-the- counter product.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or take any stimulants or sedatives the day of the test.
  • Don’t drink or eat anything that contains caffeine after 3 p.m. the day of the test.
  • Avoid naps the day of the test.
  • Bring or wear modest, two-piece pajamas, or loose-fitting clothes like shorts and a t-shirt or sweats. Not only are all studies videotaped, but the technicians will need access to place electrodes on your chest and stomach.
  • Bring whatever you usually use to unwind before bedtime. This can be a book, a magazine, knitting, or crossword puzzles.
  • Bring whatever else you need to get ready for bed, such as your toothbrush. Feel free to bring your own pillow. Also, bring clothes and anything else you need to get ready in the morning.
  • Eat dinner before you arrive.
  • Bring your sleep diary. If your doctor gives you a sleep diary or log, use it to record your sleep times and other information. Bring it to the test.
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What Happens During the Sleep Test?

Plan to arrive at the Utah Valley Sleep Center 10 minutes before* your scheduled appointment. The Sleep Center is located in the Physician’s Plaza, to the east of Utah Valley Hospital. Enter through the southwest door and take the elevator to the 5th floor. The sleep lab is to the right, suite 501.

* If you arrive 15 minutes later than your scheduled appointment time, please call Sleep Center and inform the technologist of an estimated time of arrival. The technologist reserves the right to reschedule the study for late arrivals.

Beginning the Sleep Study

After you are admitted, you will meet the sleep technician, who will explain the study to you and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

You will then change into your sleepwear and get ready for bed following your usual routine.

The sleep technician will then hook up sensors to various areas of your body. These sensors will be securely attached and the wires bundled so you may sleep in any position. If you need CPAP therapy during the night, the technician will assist in fitting you for a CPAP mask.

You will stay overnight, be awakened at 6 a.m., and should be ready to leave about 6:45 a.m. If you will be dropped off for your study, please be advised that the person who dropped you off may be contacted during the night if the study needs to be terminated for some reason.

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Sleep Study Follow-up

  • A final report detailing the results of your test and the interpreting physician’s recommendations will be sent to your referring physician within 7-10 days following your sleep study.
  • Please schedule a follow-up appointment with your physician when the initial sleep test is ordered to go over the test results.
  • To request a copy of your study, please visit our Medical Records office, located on the third floor of the East Tower.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sleep lab study?

In-lab sleep studies are tests performed overnight that allow your doctor to diagnose and treat sleep issues. The most common sleep study is called a polysomnogram (PSG). During a PSG sensors are attached to your body to measure and record detailed information while you sleep, including the following:

  • Brain waves
  • Heart rate and rhythm
  • Breathing rate and effort
  • Oxygen level
  • Eye movements
  • Muscle activity

Will it be hard to fall asleep?

For some people it may take a bit longer, but don’t worry &emdash; just let nature take its course. People usually fall asleep pretty quickly.

What if I need to use the bathroom during the night?

Just let the technician know you need to get out of bed for any reason. Unplugging and reconnecting the sensors is fairly quick and easy.

What if I change positions a lot when I sleep?

You will be able to roll over and move around in bed during the study. In most cases, it does not disrupt the sensors.

Can family members stay overnight?

Usually not, unless there is a medical reason and arrangements have been made ahead of time with the sleep lab. For patients under age 18, a parent or guardian must stay with their child overnight.

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Utah Valley Sleep Center

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The Sleep Center is located in the Physicians Plaza, directly east of Utah Valley Hospital. Enter through the southwest door and take the elevator to the 5th floor. The sleep lab is to the right, Suite 501.