What You Need to Bring
- Bring the completed patient questionnaire packet with you to your appointment.
- Any medications that you are currently taking. No medications are given or supplied by the Sleep Center.
- Pack a small bag with personal items to comfortably prepare for sleep and that you will need in the morning. (Personal toiletries, book, snack and a change of clothes, especially if you need to shower and go directly to work.)
- It is important to bring something comfortable to sleep in. Pajamas, nightgown, sleeping shorts and a t-shirt are suitable. You do not want anything that will make you hot and sweaty.
Guidelines for Your Visit
- No acrylic fingernails or polish on your fingernails.
- Shower and shave the day of your study. Your hair will need to be free of excessive sprays, gels and creams.
- Do not use lotions or creams on your body or face.
- Do not forget your reading glasses to be able to complete paperwork.
- Try to get a good night’s sleep the night before.
- No naps the day of your sleep study.
- Do not consume any caffeine after noon the day of your study.
What to Expect
Once you arrive at the Sleep Solutions Center, you will be shown to your private bedroom. Each room is equipped to monitor and record your breathing, heart rate, oxygen levels and brain wave activity during sleep.
A camera is used to observe your sleep throughout the night and provides useful diagnostic information. An intercom is on at all times to allow you to speak to the technologist in an adjacent monitoring room.