Frequently Asked Questions
Below are frequently asked questions about sleep studies, eligibility, insurance coverage and treating children with sleep issues.
What is a Sleep Study?
Most often, a sleep study is an overnight test that monitors all aspects of your sleep. For those who have difficulty staying awake or those who have excessive sleepiness during normal waking hours, daytime studies may also be an option. During either time, this outpatient procedure is performed in a specially equipped sleep room conveniently located on the Wesley Long Hospital or Anne Penn Hospital campuses.
Our specially trained sleep technologists monitor your heart rate, breathing, leg movements and brain waves. Then, one of our board-certified sleep physicians interprets your sleep study and shares your results with you and your referring physician. If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, you may be asked to undertake a second test prior to beginning corrective treatment and follow-up care.
Who is eligible to participate in a sleep study?
People suffering from any of the following should speak with their primary care physician about a referral to one of Cone Health’s Sleep Disorders Centers:
- Difficulty falling asleep.
- Difficulty staying asleep.
- Difficulty staying awake.
- Difficulty maintaining a regular sleep/wake cycle.
- Witnessed apnea.
- REM (Rapid Eye Moment) behavior disorder.
- Periodic leg movement disorder.
- Restless legs syndrome.
- Night terrors.
- Sleep-related seizure disorders.
How do I schedule a sleep study?
Your primary care physician can order your sleep study directly or can refer you to a sleep specialist such as one of our board-certified sleep physicians.
Is a sleep study covered by insurance?
While individual benefit coverage varies, Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover our services. We can help you pre-certify with your insurance carrier.
Do you treat children with sleep issues?
Children can also suffer from sleep disorders that can lead to daytime mood and behavior problems, inattention, lack of concentration, hyperactivity, aggression and more.
Our Sleep Disorders Center at Annie Penn Hospital specializes in pediatric sleep studies and provides treatment options for:
- Adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy.
- Behavior intervention.
- Cognitive therapy.
- Continuous airway pressure.
- Home apnea monitoring.