How to Prepare for Your Sleep Study
So, you have decided which type of sleep test you want to take, and you are ready to prepare for your sleep study. How can you get the most accurate test results?
No Alcohol or Coffee: It is recommended to have no alcohol on the day of your sleep study, nor should you have any caffeine after noon that day.
Take Out Your Hair Gel: If you are taking an in-lab test, you should wash out any hair gel or other hair product from your hair. Failure to do so can lead to inaccurate test results.
Record Your Sleep Times: If you are taking an in-home sleep study, it is highly recommended to closely monitor and record when you go to sleep and when you wake up. This helps to give the doctor who will be reading your results more accurate data to work with.
Avoid Smoking: You should not smoke while wearing the sleep study equipment. Smoking tobacco can result in inaccurate data and will not benefit you in the long run.
Discuss Your Medications: Finally, as a reminder, it is best to discuss with your doctor at the time of booking if your medications will interfere with the sleep test. Follow your medications as directed unless indicated otherwise by your doctor.