After Testing – What’s Next
Evaluation by a professional
Testing of your sleep
—- Review of tests results
—– Treatment Prescribed if needed
Long-term care if needed
Sleep testing is a complicated process. After a sleep test,
the recorded data has to be analyzed. Many factors have
to be reviewed and considered. Some test results may be
straightforward and easy for a physician to explain and
for the patient to understand. However, often the results
are more complex and a careful review is required by
the physician with an equally careful review with the
patient to understand the results. Most sleep centers
require several days to produce a full report of a sleep
study. Your center should provide you with guidelines as
to how long it will be before you can expect results.
As part of an evaluation, your physician or sleep testing
center should schedule a follow up appointment with
your sleep physician to review your testing to be sure
you understand the findings. A few centers will have
their staff call and give you a brief summary of the test
results by phone when the follow up is scheduled or
What if a sleep disorder is diagnosed? Your physician,
sleep physician or sleep center should direct you to
someone or provide for you on going care and therapy
for most sleep disorders. Often patients will need to be
seen several times before their therapy is stabilized.
However, patients whose condition resolves or becomes
stable under treatment should consider yearly visits to
their provider, more often if their condition requires.
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Updated June 2022