A Polysomnogram is a sleep study that provides an overnight recording of patterns and behaviors associated with sleep. It is performed in order to determine what stages of sleep an individual achieves and whether any sleep-related abnormalities are present.
What to Expect
- You will arrive at the Pomerene Sleep Center at 9:15 on your appointment date.
- Your sleep room will consist of a comfortable queen size bed with a TV and private restroom and shower.
- Once you have settled into your room and completed needed paperwork, you will be hooked to start the Polysomnogram. This is a recording of your sleep that measures your different sleep stages and classifies various sleep problems.
- Your brain waves, heart rhythm, breathing patterns, body movements, and oxygen levels are monitored during the test by small electrodes that are applied to various parts of your body.
- Your sleep activities will be monitored by a sleep technician in a separate control area.
- The sleep technician will be available to assist you with any needs you may have.
- Your sleep test will be interpreted by a board certified sleep medicine physician.
- The result of your sleep test will be forwarded to your ordering physician.
- Bathe and shampoo hair prior to arrival at center.
- Consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and nonprescription drugs should be avoided.
- Take usual prescription medications EXCEPT sleep medication unless directed by your physician to do so.
- You may bring over the counter medication such as Tylenol.
- Avoid napping.
- Eat an evening meal.
- Smoking will not be allowed.
- Family members CANNOT remain in the resting area UNLESS they are accompanying a minor undergoing sleep testing.
- Bring a list of your medications.
- Bring loose fitting pajamas (robe and slippers are also recommended)
- Bring personal hygiene items.
Hours of Operation
- Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.
- To schedule an appointment, please call (330) 674-1584 extension 6735