Preparation for Sleep Test

Your sleep study will consist of EEG (brain waves), ECG (heart rhythm), EMG (muscle tone and movement), airflow, respiratory effort, and oxygen saturation. Your physician may order additional parameters for monitoring that will be explained to you at the time of your study.

It is very important that you take a shower and completely dry your hair before arriving for your study. For proper electrode attachment, we will also need you to be clean-shaven (no NEW hair growth, established facial hair is acceptable), with no hair products (hair spray, mousse, gel, etc.), and no make-up or lotions. We must be able to access your scalp in multiple places. Please complete all of the questionnaires and forms in this sleep packet. If the instructions above have not been completed it may affect the outcome of your study. This will also help speed up the check-in process when you arrive. Bring any snacks or drinks that you may require. We have a microwave and a refrigerator

Your Sleep Study appointment will be completed at approximately 5:15 a.m. the following morning.

A minimum of 6 hours study time is required for appropriate diagnostic. If you have any questions feel free to call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Thank you,
Scheduling Team


1. Please bring any aides needed...hearing aides, reading glasses, dentures, etc. You are welcomed to bring a non-caffeinated drink and a snack, we have a refrigerator and a microwave at the facility. If you are diabetic, please be sure to bring whatever your needs may be.

2. Take all medications as normal, unless otherwise ordered by your physician.

3. If you are on home oxygen or you do breathing treatments, it is your responsibility to bring that equipment. (We will be happy to help you arrange this with your home health company)

4. You will need to take a shower, wash and dry your hair the evening of the study to remove all of the natural oils and dry skin from your body. (These things cause problems with the recording of your study).

5. Please bring any special pillows (e.g. Cervical pillows).

6. Please bring loose clothing to wear, preferably pajamas with top and bottom or shorts and a T-Shirt.  For liability reasons we can’t allow patients to sleep in the nude or their undergarments.

7. You are also welcome to bring any reading materials, laptop computers, movies, etc. that you would like.

8. If you need special assistance you will need to notify the staff prior to your study, so arrangements can be made.


1. Please avoid alcohol, caffeine and napping the day of study.

2. Don’t bring any kind of weapon to the facility.

3. Please avoid using any hairsprays, hair gels, and hair products except shampoo the day of study

4. Please avoid the use of makeup, ointments, and lotion the day of study.

5. Don’t take over the counter medications, such as Tylenol PM, cough medications, or anything that may cause drowsiness (unless your physician is notified and has given you permission.)Regular Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc. is acceptable unless otherwise ordered by your physician.


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