Visit your primary care doctor to discuss your sleep symptoms.
He or she will be able to refer you to the UPMC Hamot Sleep Disorders Center for a sleep study.
On the day of your study, you should not nap. You should also avoid caffeine after noon.
Because we will be placing several sensors on your body, please do the following before arriving to the Sleep Disorders Center:
Yes, unless your doctor tells you differently.
Sleep studies, also called polysomnography, are painless procedures. The purpose of the test is to gather measurements during sleep (brain activity, EKG, and breathing).
To take these measurements, we:
Lights out is normally between 10 and 10:30 p.m. and we will wake you up between 5:30 and 6 a.m.
If your natural bed and wake times are much earlier or later than this, please contact the UPMC Hamot Sleep Disorders Center before your sleep study appointment so we can make special arrangements. Our phone number is 814-877-3815.