Q: What are the rooms like?
A: Patient rooms are similar to a hotel room. They are calm, quiet and great for sleeping. We do not have TV’s in the rooms but we do supply DVD players with DVD’s and WiFi.
Q: Who is allowed to come/stay with me for my sleep study?
A: Parents and care-takers are allowed to stay overnight with the patient. We prefer that no one stays with you, as space is limited, but we can make arrangements for special circumstances.
Q: Does a sleep study hurt?
A: No. Sleep studies are painless. There are no needles, no blood, absolutely nothing that hurts.
Q: How do I get the results of my sleep study?
A: Your referring doctor will see you in follow-up and go over the results with you. Results are provided within approximately one week or less.
Q: What is an MSLT? How is it different from an overnight sleep study?
A: An MSLT, known as a Multiple Sleep Latency Test, is performed during the day, and is a series of naps that show the doctor how sleepy you are during normal daytime hours. This varies from the overnight sleep study which monitors any disruptions or sleep disordered breathing.
Q: Do you provide food?
A: No. You should eat dinner before you come. You are welcome to bring a snack with you, however, we do have some light snacks and water available. Coffee is offered to you in the morning.
Q: How is Ballantyne Sleep Center different from a Hospital Sleep Lab?
A: We offer the same procedure but in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Because you’re not just another number in the system, you will receive quality and personal care. Also, you can save money. You can expect to pay a lower co-pay or deductible than if you were having the test performed at the hospital. Our staff will check your benefits and inform you of what to expect to pay when they call to schedule your appointment.