Sleep Study Procedure
If you have a referral for your sleep study signed by a doctor, - call us or send us a copy of the referral, and we will contact you.
Once we have booked a night for your sleep study, we will let you know what to wear. False nails or dark nail polish must be removed from the middle finger of one hand, so the oximeter will work.
On the afternoon you have booked, have a shower (if necessary) and wear suitable sleeping clothes (eg a T-Shirt) which we will be attaching the device to, with alligator clips. You can change at our rooms if required.
Do not apply any lotions or creams, and ladies, you will need to remove your bra. (You may want to wear a zippered hooded jacket) About Sleep staff will take you to a private room where we will attach the device to your shirt and the leads to your body.
Once you get home, you can continue your normal routine, but do not get the device wet or damaged. Have the same amount of alcohol or sleeping pills that you normally do, and go to bed at the time you told us. Please do not catch a bus or go to any public areas, to ensure you stay safe.
In the morning, remove the machine at the time agreed on, by carefully removing the leads, the white bands and lastly the devices. Someone can then bring all these items back to the clinic along with the oximeter and tapes. We need it back between 9 am and 11am (if you need extra time, please ask us.)
The staff at our clinic will upload your data and send it to the sleep scientist, who will score the study. This information is then passed, along with the original data, to the sleep specialist, who will review the information, and write a report.