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
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.