Sleep Studies Can Help
A trip to a sleep lab is likely to be a new experience. The sleep lab at Chestnut Hill Hospital is cool, comfortable, and quiet. A physician referral is required for a sleep study. For sleep testing appointments, call 215-248-8400.
Sleep studies are non-invasive procedures covered by most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. The night of the study, you will report to the sleep lab around 8:30 p.m. for your overnight stay. A specially trained sleep technician will apply small, lightweight electrodes to your skin and scalp. These electrodes monitor your muscle, brain, and respiratory activity.
All the information recorded during the sleep study is then reviewed by a sleep doctor. The doctor will use this information along with details from your medical history and sleep behavior questionnaire to determine a diagnosis and specialized treatment plan.