Sleep Study Instructions

Preparing for your Sleep Study

  • Please wash your hair prior to coming to the center.  Do not use hair sprays, cream rinses or conditioners.
  • Please do not apply any type of oily product, lotion, makeup or after-shave to your face or body.  Oils, gels and sprays can interfere with the recording by the electrodes.
  • Please try to get a normal night's sleep the night before your study.  Try to maintain your normal sleep patterns.   Do not take naps during the day of your study and do not try to stay awake the night before your study.
  • Do not consume any type of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages after 12:00 noon the day of your study, and limit your total fluid intake after 5:00 pm the evening of your study.
  • If you have not done so previously, please complete these two sleep assessment questionnaires prior to your sleep study appointment.

What to Bring with You

  • Sleepwear.  You are requested to sleep in appropriate sleep attire (i.e. pajamas, gown, shorts and t-shirt). Your sleepwear should be loose fitting and preferably two-piece.   Cotton clothing is preferred, but do not wear anything silky, e.g. silk, satin, nylon, etc.
  • Any personal belongings such as pillow, blanket, etc. that may help you sleep more comfortably.  **Note: Pillows and all bedding are provided by the sleep lab so it is not necessary to bring your own unless this is your preference.
  • Books or magazines as aids to help you fall asleep. Wifi and cable TV with be available in your room.
  • Personal toiletry items and a change of clothes.   Bathroom and shower facilities are available, but please bring personal care items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.).   Towels are available for your use.
  • If you have been scheduled for a MSLT (daytime sleep study), you may want to prepare your own meals to bring with you.  A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.


Note: Missed Appointment Charge of $200 will be assessed if sleep study appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.