WHAT TO EXPECT

Measurements

Step 1

Sleep studies are painless and designed to encourage easy, normal sleep. When you arrive for your sleep study, a Whitney Sleep Center sleep technologist will carefully prepare you for the study and attach probes to measure your breathing rate, oxygen levels, heart rhythm, brain waves, and the movements of your eyes, chin and legs while you sleep. The volume of your snoring will also be measured.

Before going to sleep you will also be fitted with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask. Should the study reveal that you have sleep apnea, our technologist will wake you to test your sleep while wearing the CPAP and to determine the best airway pressure needed to manage your condition.

Evaluation

Step 2

Evaluation

Step 2

Before going to sleep you will also be fitted with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask. Should the study reveal that you have sleep apnea, our technologist will wake you to test your sleep while wearing the CPAP and to determine the best airway pressure needed to manage your condition.

Treatment

Step 3

A physician will review your sleep study results and determine a treatment plan for you. When a CPAP or BiPAP is prescribed, one of our PAP specialists will assist you in finding the best equipment for your needs.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Most insurance policies cover sleep consultations, studies and CPAP equipment. Below is a list of the insurance companies with which we most often contract. Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance understanding your coverage specific to sleep disorder treatments.

America’s PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Senior Gold
Blue Plus
Blue Plus MA

Great West

Health Partners and its products

Humana

Medica and its products

MN Care
Medical Assistance

Hennepin Health (formerly known as Metropolitan Health Plan)

Preferred One

Select Care/Labor Care

UCare

United Health Care