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Preparation for a sleep study

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This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about preparing your child for a sleep study. Feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over anything you do not understand.

Your child’s day should be as normal as possible, try to avoid any naps. Also, avoid any stimulants such as chocolate, sugar or caffeine. Your child should have already had his or her evening meal, shower, and shampoo before arriving at the sleep center. He or she may bring a favorite object they are used to sleeping with at home.

The pediatric sleep center at Dayton Children’s is on the lower lever, just right of the main elevators. We are a nationally accredited sleep center with a board-certified sleep specialist.

You will arrive at the hospital about 7:30 pm and register in the admitting department. Be sure to bring your insurance card. Admitting will direct you to the sleep center where you will meet the technician that will do the sleep study. He or she will show you to the room your child will be sleeping in that night and explain what is going to happen. There will be several wires attached to your child from head to toe. Nothing will prick the skin, so there will be very little pain involved. The technician will make every effort to get the child ready and into bed by his or her normal bedtime. Lights out is no later than 10:30 pm; this means no TV, radio or talking to parents. You and your child will be awakened about 6:00 – 6:30 am. The technician will remove all the wires and your child may shower at that time. You will then go home. After the sleep study your child can resume his or her daily activity, even going to school or work.

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information on your child and sleep studies, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.


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Preparado: 2005
Corregido: 2006

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Formulated: 2005
Revised: 2006


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