1) What is an Overnight Sleep Study?

This is a diagnostic test that records measurements used to identify sleep stages and classify sleep disorders. Tiny sensors are connected to the patientís head, face, chest and legs in order to monitor various brain and body activity, including brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, respiration and muscle movements. The test is neither intrusive, painful, nor uncomfortable and is
entirely safe.

2) Can I Fall Asleep With Those Wires on Me?

Every effort is taken to make the study as comfortable as possible for the patient. The patient can change positions and the sensors can be easily disconnected in the event the patient needs to get up and use the restroom facilities during the night.

3) What Happens During My Study?

While the patient sleeps, our highly trained technicians are carefully monitoring and recording the various critical body functions throughout the duration of the study. Whenever necessary, arrangements can be made for administering of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) test where a small mask is placed around the nose in order to hold the throat open which prevents snoring and apnea events.

4) Should I Take My Regular Medication The Night of My Study?

Yes. Patients should consult with their physicians prior to discontinuing any prescription medication. However, it is critical that prior to taking part in this study, the patient disclose in the patient questionnaire all prescription medications that he/she has been taking.

5) Is there Any Particular Routine That I Should Follow On The Day of My Study?

The patientís hair should be completely dry and free of oils or sprays. The patient should avoid taking any naps or consuming caffeine and alcoholic beverages at least 12 hours prior to the study.

6) What Happens After My Study?

Following the patientís study, the results are collected and immediately forwarded to Dr. Shadi (Medical Director) for interpretation. Dr. Shadi then forwards his findings to the patientís personal physician or will personally perform follow up for his patients. Typically, the entire process takes 1-2 weeks.



  1. Restrict intake of caffeine (i.e. coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) and nicotine (i.e. cigarettes and tobacco).

  2. Do not use alcohol as a sleep aid. While it may help you fall asleep, it will severely compromise the quality of your sleep.

  3. Maintain a regular exercise routine, but complete your routine at least three hours prior to bedtime.

  4. Utilize your bed exclusively for sleep. Avoid using your bed to do work.

  5. If you are an insomniac, avoid napping during daytime hours.

  6. Create a consistent enjoyable bedtime routine (such as stretching, massage, bathing).