Sleep Lab Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Meadville Medical Center (MMC) Sleep Diagnostic Center

For further information about our services at the Sleep Diagnostic Center, ask your physician or call us at (814) 333-5174. The Sleep Lab at Meadville Medical Center (MMC) is located on the fourth floor of the Liberty Street Facility. Our hours are 7 days a week from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Our team includes respiratory therapists with license to practice as healthcare professionals in Pennsylvania. We decorate our bedrooms like a home setting—with carpeting, drapes and furniture.

How is my sleep study scheduled?
All patients to be evaluated at the Sleep Diagnostic Center must be referred by their family physician. Prior to the performance of a sleep study, you will be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire. This will include information covering sleep history, medical history, list of present medications and prior medical illnesses.

Can I wear my own pajamas?
We want you to be as comfortable as possible but we prefer two-piece pajamas instead of a night gown. Meadville Medical Center will also provide you with pajamas and slippers if you prefer.

Can a family member stay with me?
We understand that due to weather, distance or your condition, you may want a family member to stay with you. Your family member will be asked to register at the front desk and they will be given a visitors pass. They will be asked to stay in the lounge on the same floor where the sleep lab is located. They will not be allowed to stay in the room with you.

Can I shower in the morning?
Yes, the sleep unit features an ensuite bathroom. Some toiletries are available. You may go to work right after your test.

Can my family call me?
We do not allow calls into your room during your test. It is important for you to try to get a good night's sleep. If a family member has a concern or if there is an emergency, they may call the Sleep Diagnostic Center at (814) 333-5174.

Is there a physician present during my test?
The sleep lab technician will be present throughout the night monitoring your sleep study. In the event you should become ill, the emergency department physician is readily available.

Should I eat before my test?
You should plan to eat dinner, as usual. If you are a diabetic, you can bring a snack with you.

Should I take my regular medications?
You should take your medications as ordered by your physician. You may bring them with you if you must take them in the evening. Sleep technicians do not dispense medications.