Instructions

Instructions

Insurance preauthorizations
We will contact your insurance and authorize the sleep study for you.

Appointment Confirmation
Call the office at least 3 working days before your appointment to confirm your time and date. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you are not keeping your appointment, and we may assign your testing time to another patient.

Caffeine
Do not consume caffeine (cola, coffee, tea, or chocolate) after 5:00 p.m. on the day of your test. Bring only caffeine-free beverages with you.

Arrival Time
Please arrive at the office at 8:30 p.m.

Wake Time
You will be woken up at 6:00 a.m. and given an opportunity to get ready, pack and leave the office

Late Arrival
Plan to arrive at the center as close to your scheduled appointment time as possible. If you will be late, please call the office number and inform the technologist of your estimated arrival time.

Length of Stay
You are scheduled to stay overnight. Please remember to make arrangements with work and/or child care. There is the possibility that you may need to return at a later date for further testing.

The Night before
Sleep as usual the night before the study.

Hygiene
Male patients should shave the morning of the study. Beards and mustaches are okay. Women should clean all make-up and lotions from the face, and be aware that electrodes will be glued to your scalp (hair will need washing afterwards). Have clean, dry hair without creme rinse, conditioners, or oil.

Any problems?
If you have any problems at time of arrival or at any point the night of your study, please contact our Head Technologist, Aurelio at (718) 791-9649.