- What is a sleep study?
- What happens after my sleep study?
- What should I bring to the sleep study?
- How should I prepare for my sleep study?
- What is an EEG?
- What will an EEG tell my physician and me about my seizures?
- Is the test painful or invasive?
- What should I expect during an EEG?
- How should I prepare for an EEG?
- How should I prepare for a sleep deprived EEG?
- What is Long Term Monitoring Video EEG and what should I expect?
Do the best you can!
For adults, we ask to limit sleep by allowing no more than four hours of sleep the night before testing. For instance, if you appointment is 8:00am-9:00am, then you should go to bed at 12:00pm and wake up at 4:00am. If your appointment is from 10:00am-1:00pm, then you should go to bed at 2:00am and wake up at 6:00am.
Sleep schedules may vary for infants, toddlers and children. In this case, try to get to bed 2 hours later than usual and wake up 2 hours earlier. If this is still not feasible, apply your best judgment and ask us about an individualized plan. For the sake of safety, we ask adults patients and teenagers not to drive themselves to the EEG appointment. Ask a family member or friend to drive.