How to Prepare

For your own comfort and to yield a high quality study, we recommend:

  • Bathe and shampoo hair prior to arrival at the center. This will remove hair products, oils, makeup, etc. from skin and hair that would interfere with testing. Please remove nail polish. Men should also shave prior to arrival.
  • Consumption of alcohol, caffeine and non-prescription drugs should be avoided on the day of test.
  • Take usual prescription medication except sleep medication, unless directed by your physician to do so.
  • You may bring over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, Zantac, nasal decongestants, etc. These medications will not be provided for you.
  • Avoid napping
  • Eat evening meal
  • Smoking will not be allowed
  • Family members cannot remain in the testing area, unless they are accompanying a minor undergoing sleep testing.
  • Please inform the sleep technician if you have any special needs.

Items to bring:

  • List of medications
  • Loose fitting pajamas (A robe and slippers are also recommended.)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • If preferred, you may bring your own pillows.

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