When Are Sleep Studies Done?

Our tests are typically done in the evening, Monday – Thursday. However, we can arrange for Friday, weekend or day-time tests for shift workers.

Please let your health care provider know which time best fits your sleep pattern and schedule.

Preparing for the Test

  • Do not nap on the day of the study. We want you ready to sleep all night.
  • Avoid coffee, caffeinated drinks, and alcoholic beverages the day before the test.
  • Bathe or shower before coming to the sleep center. Also wash and dry your hair.
  • Do not apply body lotion, powder, hair spray, conditioners, gel, or mousse.
  • Sleeping pills and sedatives should be avoided, unless your doctor wants you to take them.

Take all other medicines as directed by your doctor

  • Bring the medications you normally take as well as an updated list of all medicines.
  • Bring pajamas or comfortable sleep clothes.
  • Bring toiletries, pillows, books or anything else that may help you to relax. You may bring a cell phone but it will need to be shut off when you are ready to go to bed.
  • Bring insurance card and prescription or doctor’s orders.