Preparing for Your Sleep Study

Sleep Study Preparation:

SBRI Has prepared some instructions for you. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

You can download these instructions if you wish.

Sleep Study Patient Instructions


Please arrive at the front door and ring the buzzer on the right side at 7:45pm.  A technician will come and get you.

We have provided maps for you on our Locations Page, but please feel free to call for directions.


At arrival, your technician will greet and show you to your room so that you may change into your nightclothes and become acclimated to your surroundings. Our sleeping rooms in our Sleep Laboratories have all of the comforts of home. Our staff is always helpful and caring. You can read, or watch a little TV if you wish, before you sleep.We want to make sure that you have everything you need to feel at home and rest normally during your test.

Preparation for your sleep study will begin shortly, and will range from 45 minutes to 1 hour in length.  A limited series of sensors will be arranged across your head and body in order to monitor breathing, leg movements, heart rythyms, snoring, and brain waves. PLEASE NOTE: A water-soluble adhesive will be used to attach sensors to your head and face, and will most likely require a thorough rinsing the next morning. Toiletries, hand towels, and wash cloths are provided for your convenience.  You will be ready to leave between 6:00am and 7:00am the next morning.



  • Comfortable two-piece sleeping attire with undergarments (i.e.-pajamas, sweats, shorts and T-shirt), robe, slippers, etc.
  • Toiletries (soap and towels provided)
  • Your own pillow (if desired, pillows are provided)
  • A change of clothes for the next day (i.e.-work attire)
  • A list of medications you take, dosages, and the times which you have taken them.
  • Books, magazines, cell phone, or any other item to make your stay more comfortable (cable television provided).  All items MUST be turned off at bedtime.


  • Take any naps the day of the test.
  • Consume CAFFEINE within 6 hours prior to arrival time.
  • Consume ALCOHOL the day of the test.
  • Take non prescription medications which may cause drowsiness, unless directed to do so by your physician.

HAIR AND BODY CARE: A thorough shower on the day of testing is recommended.  Please make sure your hair is free of oil, mousse, gel, and spray. Your hair should be dry when you arrive.  SHAVE as late in the day as possible.


MEDICATIONS:  If you are taking medication, please bring medications in their original containers.  Do not discontinue medications for the sleep study unless instructed to do so by your physician.


CANCELLATION:  Please give a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation as the number of sleep beds are limited and we would like to give another patient the opportunity to schedule a study when an opening permits.  No shows will be assessed a fee.

If an emergency situation occurs, and you MUST cancel the night of the study, please call (614) 678-9869.


Our facility is a Non-Smoking Facility.  Thank You!


We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please call us.



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