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Process & Preparation

Patients generally arrive at the Sleep Center by 8 or 9 p.m. They are greeted by a sleep technician, who will care for them throughout the night. Patients may bring their own pajamas and pillow and are encouraged to bring along a book to read. The test will be complete the following morning by 6 a.m.

Upon arrival the technician explains and prepares the patient for the sleep study. Electrodes are attached to the head and legs, and two plastic belts are positioned around the chest and abdomen. An airflow probe is then placed under the nose. Patients should experience no pain or discomfort during or after the tests. While the patient sleeps, the technician gathers data from the tests for analysis.