Sleep Test Preparations
Matthew Lundien, M.D., Board Certified Diplomate with the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Pediatric Pulmonologist
- No caffeine after 11 a.m.
- No naps after 2 p.m.
- Bring formula, diapers, pacifiers, etc. for baby needs. Sleep attire should be worn or brought from home.
- Take medications as directed and bring any medications that need to be taken through the night. The sleep lab is unable to provide medications. Also bring a current list of medications prescribed for the child.
- May bring your own pillow, favorite blanket and/or stuffed animal, etc.
- The cafeteria closes at 7 p.m., so please make arrangements for dinner prior to reporting for the test. Vending machines are available on the ground floor.
- Please report to Admitting/Registration on the 1st Floor of Children’s Hospital at 7:30 p.m.
- We can only accommodate one parent per patient. If you feel your child requires both parents to stay, please contact our office 24 hours prior to the study.
- We recommend that parents do not sleep in the same bed as the child during the sleep study. If the child normally sleeps with parents, you will need to prepare your child for this.
- If the child is sick/congested, this can affect the sleep study. Please make the technician aware of this when confirming the appointment.
- Technicians are unable to relay any information about your child’s test results. You will be able to access results by talking to your doctor.
A sleep tech will begin the testing process at 7:30 p.m. and end the study at 6 a.m. the following morning. Please notify the staff when scheduling if any adjustments need to be made due to any special circumstances.