If you suspect that you might have a sleep disorder, and have not seen a physician, please call 970.224.9102 to schedule a consult with a UCHealth sleep provider.

UCHealth Sleep Lab – Poudre Valley Hospital is a testing facility only.

If your physician has already ordered a sleep study for you, call 970.495.8670 to schedule your study.

The path to healthier sleep is often the path to a healthier life.

Staffed by caring experts, the UCHealth Sleep Lab at Poudre Valley Hospital offers both in-lab and at-home testing for all sleep disorders.

Sleep and your health

Often, certain conditions involving the heart, lungs, or weight are related to sleep problems. Participating in a sleep study is a positive first step toward regaining healthy sleep and improving your overall health.

We test for sleep disorders such as:

Types of sleep studies

For patients

There are many types of sleep studies available. You and your physician should decide what is best for you.

Home sleep studies. Home sleep studies are a convenient option for patients to be tested for sleep apnea with the comfort of sleeping at home. There are many different types of home sleep studies. Your ordering physician will determine the type you should complete.

In-lab sleep studies. An in-lab sleep study, or polysomnogram, is a diagnostic study done at our lab. There are many different types of in-lab studies. Your provider will determine the type of study you need.

Testing services

For physicians and DMEs

Testing services we offer

Nocturnal polysomnogram (NPSG) (Baseline study for ages 6+). Baseline study used to assess sleep disorders. There is no CPAP trial done. The study includes various physiological measurements such as respiratory effort and airflow, EEG (brain waves), EKG (Heart), EMG (muscle movement), oxygen saturations, and snoring. These parameters are standard on every overnight sleep study both diagnostic and therapeutic.

UCHealth does not currently perform sleep studies on patients younger than 7 years. Please contact Children’s Hospital Colorado in metro Denver.

Split night study. Baseline and CPAP trial for patients 18+. This study allows us to treat patients with severe OSAS immediately. If a patient is not “split” to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) then the study is run as a NPSG. The patient still may need to return for a full night of CPAP if required.

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Titration. A titration study used to treat obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This study explores a variety of CPAP pressures to determine which is the most effective in eliminating apneic events and snoring.

BiPAP (Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure) Titration. An alternate titration study used to treat patients who require higher pressures than CPAP allows or for those who are intolerant of CPAP. Pressures are explored on the inhalation and an alternate pressure on exhalation.

ASV (Adaptive servo ventilation) Titration. A titration study with Adaptive Servo Ventilation (ASV) is performed in patients with complex sleep apnea. This includes patients with emergent central apneas or Cheyne Stokes Breathing (CSB) on CPAP therapy.

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD). A modified NPSG with electrodes added to the arms (in addition to the legs) to determine the presence of movement during REM, a stage of sleep during which the muscles are immobile. This study is performed if a patient is suspected of acting out his/her dreams at night.

NPSG with end tidal CO2. A modified NPSG utilizing end tidal CO2 monitoring.  This is a useful addition to the airway recording to assist in the detection of obesity hypoventilation and hypercapnia, or CO2 retention. ETCO2 recording is considered the gold standard for pediatric polysomnography.

Expanded EEG sleep recording. An NPSG performed with a full EEG montage during recording. This study is used to detect the presence of nocturnal seizures in addition to other sleep disorders.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). A study performed the day after full diagnostic or split night is performed. This study determines a patient’s level of sleepiness after a night’s sleep. The MSLT is a series of 5 20-minute naps, two hours apart. We look to see whether a patient falls asleep, how quickly, and to what stage of sleep the patient reaches. The MSLT is most commonly used to diagnose narcolepsy.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (NWT). A study performed to determine whether a patient is able to remain awake in a sleep induced environment. The MWT is used to assess the efficacy of the treatment of a sleep disorder.

Patient sleep study data

If you are a provider seeking a patient’s previous sleep study done at Poudre Valley Hospital or Medical Center of the Rockies, please call UCHealth Medical Records at 970-495-7340.

If you are a provider seeking a patient’s previous sleep study information done at Estes Park Medical Center, please call the Estes Park Medical Center Medical Records at 970-586-2317.

Durable Medical Equipment providers. If you are a durable medical equipment company looking for sleep study reports or raw data, please fax this form to 970-495-8680.

Please allow us a minimum of 24 hours to handle your request

Referrals

To send a referral to us, please fax us the following:

• Complete Sleep Study Referral Form (link to form)
• Face-to-face visit notes that explain need for sleep study
• Patient’s demographic sheet
• Patient’s insurance information

UCHealth Sleep Lab fax: 970-495-8680

Specialty treatments

Sleep apnea sufferers: go mask-free with Inspire

Please call 970-495-8674 to learn more

inspire device
The Inspire device, which is implanted under the patient’s skin, looks and functions somewhat like a pacemaker – for breathing.

Discover Inspire, a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with your natural breathing process. No mask, no hose, no noise.

Inspire therapy was tested in the STAR clinical trial and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. In the clinical trial, patients receiving Inspire therapy experienced a significant reduction in sleep apnea events and significant improvement in quality of life measures.

Awards and recognition

UCHealth Sleep Lab – Poudre Valley Hospital was the first accredited sleep center in Fort Collins. We are one of the few sleep medicine programs in our region accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To be accredited, we must demonstrate sleep medicine performance that meets or exceeds the highest level of standards, meaning you benefit from our high standard of sleep care comprehensively offering a new approach to treating sleep apnea, including Inspire.