Patient Information and Checklist
Please bring the following with you to our Sleep Laboratory
Loose, comfortable fitting sleepwear
Favorite pillow and/or blanket, if you choose
Toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, shampoo
Clothes to go home in
Reading materials, laptop - Wi-Fi is available
The Sleep Lab provides sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels
Please be advised to:
Continue medications ordered by your physician/provider (no medications will be given by the Sleep Lab staff)
Bring all medications and respiratory equipment, if applicable
If you are diabetic, bring insulin and a snack
If you are taking sleeping pills, bring them with you and take as usual
Eat dinner before coming to the Sleep lab as no food is available
Do not consume large amounts of caffeine 8 hours before the sleep study
Do not take a nap during the day of the sleep study.
Sleep Lab closes promptly at 7am. All patients requiring transportation in the morning must arrange for pick-up before this time. Seating is provided in the lobby of the building for anyone requiring a later pick-up time.
Smoking is not permitted in the building or during the sleep study.
You must be accompanied by a family member/significant other (i.e. caregiver/nursing assistant/staff member of your nursing facility) who can stay with you during the study:
If you are under the age of 18
If you are significantly disabled, physically or mentally
If you need special assistance, for example - using the bathroom, changing urinals, overnight briefs, etc.
Please ask your Sleep Technologist about any problems or concerns that you may have during your study. At your request, the technologist will consult with the Medical Director and/or Administrative Director for advice and directions.
IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT, IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU GIVE 24 HOURS NOTICE OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED A $100 FEE
Any questions, please call (413) 253-2767