UNM Health Sleep Disorders Center Forms & Documents
- SRMC Adult Sleep History Form English [PDF]
- SRMC Adult Sleep History Form Spanish [PDF]
- UNMH Adult Sleep History Form English [PDF]
- UNMH Adult Sleep History Form Spanish [PDF]
- Pediatric Sleep History Form English [PDF]
- Pediatric Sleep History Form Spanish [PDF]
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale English [PDF]
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale Spanish [PDF]
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale Vietnamese [PDF]
- SRMC Patient Handbook English [PDF]
- UNM Hospital Patient Handbook English [PDF]
A sleep study, which is known as polysomnography, is the standard used to evaluate the quality of a patient's sleep and to look for respiratory difficulties or other abnormalities during sleep. Patients sleep in a comfortable, private room during their usual sleep time. We monitor numerous signs while you sleep including your "brain waves" (EEG) from small electrodes placed on the scalp; your breathing by placing sensors at the nose, mouth, chest and abdomen; oxygen level using a sensor that clips to a finger; an EKG (heart rhythm) recording from small electrodes on the chest; plus continuous video recording. A technician is constantly monitoring you from a remote recording room in the laboratory and is available for immediate assistance should the need arise.
Following your sleep study we may wish to perform further tests. These might include an air pressure study (titration polysomnogram) to determine the right pressure for your CPAP device.
For Our Patients
We accept most medical insurance plans, but in some cases prior approval or a referral by the primary care provider may be necessary. Our staff will be happy to assist you with cost and coverage questions. You or your primary care physician can make an appointment for you at either one of our locations.
Before your first visit please complete and print the appropriate history questionnaire on white paper only and bring it with you.
Individuals with sleep-related symptoms should be referred by their physician for consultation with a member of UNM Health System staff. Those without a primary care or other referring physician may request an evaluation with UNM Health System, but we encourage you to discuss your problems with your primary care physician first.