Tips For Testing In The Sleep Lab
The Sleep Disorders Center is located at
Leonard Morse Hospital, 67 Union Street, Natick
Before a sleep study, bathe and wash hair, avoiding conditioners, oils or makeup. Clean hair and skin help the sensors stay attached. If you have artificial nails, please remove one for oxygen monitoring.
Stick to a normal routine. If you usually exercise or take medication before bed, ask your doctor whether you should do so the night of your study. Please do not bring food or drink to the lab. Please refrain from any caffeine or alcoholic beverages prior to your study.
Bring any ammenities, two-piece sleepwear, and a current list of your medications with dosages, pillow, books, or magazines, and anything else that helps you to sleep comfortably. Tell the technician if you are uncomfortable or need any assistance during your test.
Overnight test are usually ended between 6:00-6:30a.m. Most patients leave by 7:00 a.m.
Smoking is not permitted in the hospital.