What if I can’t sleep?
The staff is well aware that this is a problem and do not expect that you will be able to sleep just the same way as at home. Great effort is made to make the environment as friendly and comfortable as possible.
Also remember, people often sleep two or three hours without knowing it. A great deal can be learned from just a few hours of sleep. Do not worry if you do not sleep at all. You and your doctor will discuss the next steps. Generally, a sleep lab will not give you medication to put you to sleep.
Do I have to sleep on my back?
No. The wires are long enough to allow you to turn over and sleep in any position.
Will the technologist know what I am dreaming about?
No. They will know that you are dreaming but not what you are dreaming about.
How do I get there?
Contact the sleep lab for instructions. You be sleepy after your test so it might be a good idea to have a friend drop you off and pick you up or take a taxi.
Can I bring a family member to stay with me?
When you are scheduling your sleep study, our staff will discuss with you if it is required for a family member or support person to attend your sleep study. Typically, we require a parent or guardian to stay with any child under the age of 16. If a patient cannot care for themselves, we request a family member or caregiver to stay.