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Overnight In-House Sleep Study

Please follow these general guidelines on the day of your polysomnogram unless otherwise directed.

  • Please wash your hair, do not use any conditioner, hair styling products, makeup, moisturizing cream, lotions or oil on face or body. Men should shave facial hair stubble but do not need to shave off a beard or mustache for the sleep study.
  • Try to maintain your usual daytime schedule. Avoid any physical exercise that you normally would not do or any large meals in the evening.  Try to refrain from taking naps on the day of your study
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages on the day of your study. Just as a reminder alcohol and smoking are not permitted on campus. Do not drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages after 12:00 pm.
  • If you are having a titration study please bring your mask with you to your appointment. It will not be necessary to bring your machine.
  • It is necessary to bring sleeping attire. Patients must bring two-piece attire to maintain modesty and to allow for ease of placement of monitoring equipment.
  • Please bring toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, toothbrush). The sleep clinic provides towels and bedding
  • Children should bring their favorite blankets, pillows, books, DVD’s or toys.

Please follow these general guidelines on the night of your polysomnogram unless otherwise directed.

Depending on the type of study being performed, it will take approximately 60 minutes for the sleep technician to apply electrodes and various sensors.

Patients are encouraged to start their sleep study after sensor applications, between 9:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Once the study begins distractions, such as television, radios, cell phones, and pagers will need to remain off through the rest of the night.

You will be awakened between 5:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. Once the sensors are removed, you are free to leave, wash up or take a shower. Due to limited facilities showers are for patients only.

All patients must exit the lab by 6:30 A.M.