Can I visit the center before my sleep study?
You can. Great River Health System provides tours of our Sleep Disorders
Center. Call us at (319) 768-4325 to schedule a daytime tour before your
test. We're happy to accommodate you for a visit.
What information will I receive before the study?
Once you are scheduled for your sleep study, you will be mailed a questionnaire,
along with instructions and Sleep Disorders Center phone numbers. We ask
that you bring the completed questionnaire and your health insurance card
with you on the day of your study.
What if I have special needs?
Contact our office at (319) 768-4325 as early as possible with your specific
needs. If you are unable to speak with someone please leave a detailed
message with your contact information. We will return your call as soon
as possible and make arrangements to accommodate you.
What should I bring to the study?
Please bring something comfortable to sleep in. Below is a checklist that
may help to ensure you have everything you might need.
Your sleep study check list should include:
- Personal hygiene products
- Change of clothes
- Special pillow or blanket (if desired)
- Reading material
What if I have medications?
It's fine to take your medications as usual and bring them to the Sleep
Disorders Center, if necessary. Please note that our staff will not be
able to provide any medication to you.
Can I wear nail polish?
Yes, however, we may remove nail polish from one finger in order to apply
our oxygen sensor during your sleep study.
Can I have dinner the night of the study?
Yes, you should eat dinner before you arrive at your study-dinner will
not be provided at our facility. You are allowed to bring an evening snack
for your stay with us, as well.
Can I take a nap the day of my study?
To better ensure a full night's rest the night of your study, it's recommended
that you refrain from taking any naps earlier that day.
Should I avoid caffeine?
Yes. Avoid caffeine 4-6 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Can I smoke during the study?
Great River Health System Center is a non-smoking facility.
Should I take a shower before going to the study?
This is up to the patient. If you believe that a shower will better relax
you and prepare you for sleep, then showering beforehand is recommended.
We do ask, however, that all patients remove hair accessories, braids,
weaves and do not use any hair product or makeup before coming to the
Sleep Disorders Center.
What if I am late to the study?
If you are running late, please call the Sleep Disorders Center by phone
at (319) 768-4325 and let us know your approximate time of arrival.