Everyone at our sleep center will do everything possible
to make you feel relaxed.
You will be asked to come to
the center in the evening at either 8:15pm or 9:00pm. We will give you some time to make yourself at home in
the bedroom. No other patients will be in the room with you.
will not feel any pain during the polysomnogram. The sensors are gently placed on your skin and connected to a computer. The
wires are long enough to let you move around and turn over in bed. You will be asked make a series of movements to record that
the sensors are working.
You are free to read or watch
TV until your normal bedtime. Then the lights are turned out and it is time for you to try to fall asleep. A infrared video
camera allows a technologist to see you from a nearby room. The tech may have to enter your room if a sensor comes loose.
You will have a buzzer to call the tech if you need to go to the bathroom during the night and the tech will detach from the
monitoring system so that you go.