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?

3. Will someone watch me while I sleep?

4. What devices will I wear during the night, and how comfortable are they?

5. What medications can I take and what ones should I avoid before my sleep study?

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 Medical Reference Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on February 06, 2021


Edward Stepanski, PhD, director, Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

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