Diagnostic Sleep Clinic

Call Us:  705-472-1967

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a Sleep Study appointment?

You do need a referral from your family doctor.


When and where will I be tested?

Please report at your designated arrival time. Arrival times are staggered every 10 minutes beginning at 8:00 p.m.. Call the clinic from your car upon your arrival at (705) 472-1967. The Sleep Clinic Technologist will screen you an additional time for confirmation. If your call doesn't go through, please try again shortly as the tech may be screening another patient. Once you have passed the screening process the tech will advise you to approach the front door wearing your mask. If you don't have a mask one will be provided to you. The tech will then take your temperature upon greeting you. If normal, you will proceed to sanitize your hands and enter the sleep clinic. The tech will then show you to your private bedroom where you will stay for the night. We ask that you stay in your room other than necessary bathrooms breaks.


If you do not pass the screening process you will be required to leave the clinic and re-book your appointment.


Parking is available all around the building.


How is a Sleep Study done?

The technologist will spend approximately 30-45 minutes attaching the monitoring equipment to you using glues and tape so that we can measure your heart, breathing, and sleep patterns.  There is no pain involved.  After the monitors are attached, you may have some time to relax or watch TV prior to going to bed.

Should you need a bathroom break during the night, simply tell your technologist - it is easy to disconnect you temporarily.

We will observe your sleep continuously during your test.

When the test finishes in the morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. the tech will wake you up to prepare for going home.  Due to Covid, the washroom showers are not available. Please plan to shower at home. A gentle note - remember that your technologist has been up all night and would like to go home to sleep! :)


What to bring with me?

We want you to be comfortable.  You can bring in your 2 piece pajamas or T-shirt and shorts/jogging pants. You may bring reading material or a music player (headphones required).  Please note there is no Wi-Fi available for media devices. Please bring a list of all of the medications that you take. Please also bring the necessary medications you would normally take at night and in the morning.


***YOU NEED TO BRING A VALID HEALTH CARD***

***Patients under the age of 16***

Please note that children require a parent to stay overnight with them.  A cot will be provided for these studies.


What about the day of the test?

Follow your usual routine.  Take your medication as usual unless we have told you otherwise.  You may have coffee, tea, and other beverages as you usually do.

 

The Diagnostic Sleep Clinic is a non-smoking facility...

but you may smoke outside if you like.

 

***CANCELLATION POLICY***

 

The Sleep Clinic requires a minimum of 2 business days notice. If your symptoms or health change prior to your appointment, please notify the sleep clinic office as soon as possible.


NOTE: If you do not show up for your appointment without having provided prior notice, a fee of $250 will be charged.

 

What happens after my 'sleepover'?

After the test, data analysis is done on each 30 second period of sleep.  The data is analyzed by our technologists and a report is prepared by our Doctor.


If your symptoms or health changes within 14 days of your sleep study, please notify the sleep clinic office as soon as possible.

 

What happens next?

Your doctor will be sent the results once the study has been 'scored' and then reviewed by Dr. Feige.

 

If a consultation with Dr. Feige has been requested for you by your doctor, this will be booked based on the severity of the sleep study findings so that patients with the most severe problems can be seen first.


Due to Covid-19 - all office appointments are being conducted either by Ontario Telehealth Network or by phone (except for exceptional circumstances).