Sleep Series Program

You'll be tested, diagnosed and treated—in one visit

If you're a qualified patient, you have the opportunity for a bundled appointment that includes an overnight sleep study followed by a morning appointment with a sleep physician.

During this appointment, you'll also receive sleep equipment education.

We're the only ones in the state to offer this program, and it is available at multiple locations for your convenience.

Appointment Scheduling

On your physician's request, you will have an overnight sleep study scheduled at an IU Health Sleep Disorders Center.

You will also be scheduled for a sleep physician appointment between 8 am and 9:30 am the morning following your sleep study.

At Your Appointment

Test—Overnight Sleep Study

You'll arrive at your designated IU Health Sleep Disorders Center at your scheduled appointment time (please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time). You'll be greeted by an IU Health team member who will guide you to your room for the evening.

Your sleep technologist will prepare you for your sleep study, which can take approximately 45 minutes. You will watch a video and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Test—Real-Time Sleep Study Observation

Your sleep study will be monitored through the night by a certified IU Health sleep technologist.

Depending on how your sleep test is going, you may be provided sleep equipment to wear during the night as a part of the testing and treatment process.

Post-Test—Wake-up

Your sleep technologist will wake you around 6 am (or as instructed). You will have time to shower and get ready before the remainder of your sleep appointment. A light breakfast will also be provided for you.

Your respiratory therapist will come to your room between 7:15 am and 7:30 am to tell you what to expect for the remainder of your visit.

Pre-Treat—Sleep Equipment Education

You will be guided to a training room for an hour-long training session to learn how to use PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) equipment. You'll see your sleep physician after the training. If PAP equipment is not recommended, you'll stay in your room until guided to your sleep physician appointment.

Your support person is welcome to attend the education portion of the visit with you.

Once training is complete, you'll be taken back to your room or may be escorted directly to the sleep physician's waiting room for your appointment. You can take your belongings with you or leave them in the sleep room for safekeeping.

Diagnose—Sleep Physician Appointment

Your sleep physician will review your sleep study prior to your appointment. When you meet with your sleep physician, you will discuss your sleep history and go over the results of your sleep study.

If you are in need of PAP equipment, you will discuss expectations with your sleep physician and be given a written order.

Treat—Sleep Physician Writes Order

You will return to the sleep lab at the end of the physician appointment. If you've received a written order, you will give it to the respiratory therapist who will help process the order.

Post-Treat—Follow-up

If you receive equipment from IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers:

  • At certain set intervals (four to seven days from your initial visit and 30 days after that, or as needed), your respiratory therapist will provide a personal check-in.
  • The respiratory therapist will check to be sure your equipment is working well for you. If adjustments are needed, your respiratory therapist will assist in those changes. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, be sure to speak with your respiratory therapist.
  • Wellness checks may occur every 90 days through our automated system to help you meet your ongoing needs and treatment goals.

What to Expect

Appointment Scheduling

On your physician's request, you will have an overnight sleep study scheduled at an IU Health Sleep Disorders Center.

You will also be scheduled for a sleep physician appointment between 8 am and 9:30 am the morning following your sleep study.

At Your Appointment

Test—Overnight Sleep Study

You'll arrive at your designated IU Health Sleep Disorders Center at your scheduled appointment time (please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time). You'll be greeted by an IU Health team member who will guide you to your room for the evening.

Your sleep technologist will prepare you for your sleep study, which can take approximately 45 minutes. You will watch a video and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Test—Real-Time Sleep Study Observation

Your sleep study will be monitored through the night by a certified IU Health sleep technologist.

Depending on how your sleep test is going, you may be provided sleep equipment to wear during the night as a part of the testing and treatment process.

Post-Test—Wake-up

Your sleep technologist will wake you around 6 am (or as instructed). You will have time to shower and get ready before the remainder of your sleep appointment. A light breakfast will also be provided for you.

Your respiratory therapist will come to your room between 7:15 am and 7:30 am to tell you what to expect for the remainder of your visit.

Pre-Treat—Sleep Equipment Education

You will be guided to a training room for an hour-long training session to learn how to use PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) equipment. You'll see your sleep physician after the training. If PAP equipment is not recommended, you'll stay in your room until guided to your sleep physician appointment.

Your support person is welcome to attend the education portion of the visit with you.

Once training is complete, you'll be taken back to your room or may be escorted directly to the sleep physician's waiting room for your appointment. You can take your belongings with you or leave them in the sleep room for safekeeping.

Diagnose—Sleep Physician Appointment

Your sleep physician will review your sleep study prior to your appointment. When you meet with your sleep physician, you will discuss your sleep history and go over the results of your sleep study.

If you are in need of PAP equipment, you will discuss expectations with your sleep physician and be given a written order.

Treat—Sleep Physician Writes Order

You will return to the sleep lab at the end of the physician appointment. If you've received a written order, you will give it to the respiratory therapist who will help process the order.

Post-Treat—Follow-up

If you receive equipment from IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers:

  • At certain set intervals (four to seven days from your initial visit and 30 days after that, or as needed), your respiratory therapist will provide a personal check-in.
  • The respiratory therapist will check to be sure your equipment is working well for you. If adjustments are needed, your respiratory therapist will assist in those changes. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, be sure to speak with your respiratory therapist.
  • Wellness checks may occur every 90 days through our automated system to help you meet your ongoing needs and treatment goals.

How to Get Started

If you and your doctor have determined you need a sleep study, you can participate in the Sleep Series Program. Currently the program is offered at the Indianapolis and Avon Sleep Disorders Centers.

Call us at 317.962.5710 for questions and to get scheduled.

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