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    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Labs

    1. What are the sleep arrangements like in a sleep lab?

    2. What about shift workers' sleep schedules?

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    3. Will someone watch me while I sleep?

    4. What devices will I wear during the night?

    5. Are these devices uncomfortable to wear?

    6. What happens if I just can't sleep?

    7. Will I be allowed to leave my room?

    8. Can I get up and walk around in the sleep lab?

    9. Can my family reach me during the night? Can I call my family?

    10. Is food available, and can I leave the TV on while I sleep?

    WebMD 10 Questions

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on August 30, 2014

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