Answers to your sleep study questions
Below are answers to a few of the most common questions about participating in a sleep study. If your question is not answered below, please call the sleep health location where you will be receiving your study.
If I need to participate in a sleep study, what time do I check in and how long does it take?
For overnight sleep studies, you typically arrive around 8 p.m. Our staff will wake you the next morning around 6 a.m. and you should be ready to leave by 7 a.m. Daytime studies are generally completed by 5 p.m. If you need to make different arrangements, we can work with you to schedule a time that is more convenient.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Please bring two-piece clothing for sleeping such as pajamas, t-shirt and shorts or sleeping pants. Do not use creams, lotions or gel on your skin or hair. You can bring your cell phone, laptop, magazines or books with you. It is also important that you do not have caffeine after lunch on the day of your sleep study.
Do I need to bring something to eat or drink?
You should eat dinner as usual before your arrive. We will provide drinks and snacks for your convenience. In the morning following your study, we will have coffee, soda, tea and a light snack available should you wish.
Can my spouse come to the sleep study with me?
To obtain the most accurate results, adults need to sleep by themselves. Those under 17 must have a caretaker stay with them. If you need special assistance, please discuss this with your doctor so that we can make arrangements.