(Polysomnogram; Overnight Sleep Study; Rapid Eye Movement Studies)
Reasons for Test
What to Expect
Prior to Test
- Wash your hair, but do not use any sprays, oils, or conditioners.
- Eat a normal dinner the night of the test.
- Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages or take any sleeping aids before the test.
- Bring any medicines you are taking. When making the appointment for the sleep study, ask if you should keep taking your medicines in the days before the test.
- Bring comfortable pajamas and a bathrobe to wear.
Description of Test
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine http://www.aasmnet.org/
American Sleep Apnea Association http://www.sleepapnea.org/
National Sleep Foundation http://www.sleepfoundation.org/
Better Sleep Council Canada http://www.bettersleep.ca/
Canadian Sleep Society http://www.css.to/
Polysomnography. Boston Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1468/mainpageS1468P0.html Accessed November 26, 2012.
Polysomnography. KU Medical Center website. Available at: http://classes.kumc.edu/cahe/respcared/cybercas/sleepapnea/trenpoly.html . Accessed November 26, 2012.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -
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