By: Windsor Sleep Disorders Clinic  09-12-2011


Patient Info
A normal diagnostic sleep study consists of an overnight (or daytime) recording of a patient while they sleep. Specialized studies such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) or Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) require periodic recordings at fixed intervals with the patient being instructed to remain awake between recording periods. These specialized tests are performed immediately following a nocturnal sleep study.

Once your sleep study is booked, you will be told when to appear at our facility.  Please be present on the specified date and time and buzz the back door. You will be greeted by a courteous sleep technologist who will show you to your room for the remainder of your stay with us. They will instruct you on our testing procedures and will be happy to answer any of your questions.  Please be advised that we will be using paste that tape to apply monitoring electrodes to various positions on your body. These electrodes are necessary for us to be able to monitor various sleep parameters.  They will be removed in the morning and the remaining paste can easily be removed with soap and warm water at your leisure.

You will be in your own private room and you will be visually and audibly monitored once you are ready to sleep and the study is initiated.

Please advise one of our technologists if you need to be awakened prior to our normal wake up time of 6:00 am.                                      

Listed below are answers to some common questions and should be adhered to as much as possible to make your stay with us a pleasant and informative one.

Please notify the office if your health changes and you cannot make your scheduled sleep study appointment at least 48 hours prior to study.

If you do not show up for your consultation appointment, you will be assessed the full OHIP fee of $125.  If you do not show up for your sleep study appointment, you will be assessed the full OHIP technical fee of $375.

Please do not consume alcohol prior to your scheduled sleep study as it affects many aspects of your sleep.

Please do not consume any caffeinated beverages after 4:00 pm on the day of your overnight study. During MSLT/MWT testing, please refrain from consuming caffeinated products in between periodic monitoring.

Please use good personal hygiene when appearing for your sleep study. This includes clean dry hair, freshly shaven face, and limited use of perfumes.

Please DO NOT bring any valuables/excessive amount of money into the lab for your sleep study. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Please DO BRING your own toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste), towels, slippers, robe, and sleeping attire. Personal pillows and blankets are also advisable for your comfort.

Please bring your medications and take them according to your normal schedule.  You should stick to as normal a schedule as possible. You will not be supplied with any medications by our staff.

Please do not nap the day of your study. Napping has a profound effect on your study.

For MSLT/MWT testing (assessment of daytime sleepiness), please bring reading material, laptop, material to keep yourself occupied between testing periods to avoid sleeping. Please bring your own food and drinks. A fridge and microwave are available for your use.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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