Preparing for Your Sleep Study
Congratulation on making your first step
to a better quality of life.
A sleep study is a non-invasive diagnostic test. We encourage you to approach your sleep study as if you are going to have a regular night’s sleep. During the study, we monitor your sleep and breathing in order to determine if a sleep disorder is present.
You will undergo your sleep study in a private room, which will look much like a bedroom or a hotel room. The temperature and lighting will be set at levels conducive to a restful night’s sleep.
Instructions to help your sleep study go smoothly:
• Bring pajamas or shorts and a t-shirt to sleep in.
• Bring a list of medications you take.
• Bring your insurance cards and photo I D.
• Bring whatever toiletries needed to spend the night.
• You will eat as you normally do.
• Try not to take naps the day of your study.
• Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, soda and other products. Please refrain from ingesting caffeine for 8 hours prior to your
• Alcohol is a depressant. Please refrain from consuming alcohol on
the day of your study.
• Take any medications as usual unless otherwise instructed by your
physician. Ask your doctor prior to taking any medicines intended to
help you sleep as these may interfere with the results with your test.
• You may bring any items that you normally use, like a pillow, to
ensure a restful night’s sleep.