The Day of Your Sleep Study

Preparing for Your Sleep Study; The Do's and Don't's

There are a few rules to follow on the day of your sleep study to ensure best the results.

  • No caffeine after 12:00 noon on the day of your appointment.
  • No alcoholic beverages after 12:00 noon on the day of your appointment.
  • Take your prescribed medication as usual, but consult with us before taking over-the-counter medications on the day of your appointment.
  • Please bathe and wash your hair before your study but please do not use any hair conditioners or product.
  • Please do not use any make-up or skin cream conditioners that may prevent the stickers from adhering.
  • Bring along reading material that will encourage sleepiness.
  • Pack a small overnight bag if you won't be able to return home before going to work. Include towels, washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrush or comb, and any of your medications.
  • Please report to our United Health Systems facilities by 8:30 P.M. on the night of your appointment. The overnight study usually concludes by 7:00 A.M. unless the prescribing doctor decides that more testing is necessary.
  • What to wear? We recommend pajamas or nightgown, bathrobe, and slippers.
  • Unfortunately you may not take your own bedding or pillows to the laboratory.
  • We offer one queen-sized bed, satellite television, an alarm clock, and all the necessary computerized monitoring equipment to study your sleep patterns in each room.
  • *If you are running late or have an emergency and will need to cancel your appointment, please call as soon as possible to let us know.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment or with questions about your sleep study. See our online catalog for a complete list of our products.