The sleep technician applies head and body electrodes to the patient (approximate time is 40 minutes). Techician applies electrodes to the scalp with water-soluble paste, tapes electrodes to the face, and straps other electrodes across the chest and abdomen. Patient is asked to sleep shortly after electrode application.
Techician monitors the patient throughout the night. The technician wakes the patient in the morning. Patient is offered a light breakfast. Test results are returned to the referring physician within two weeks. The standard sleep study screens for various sleep disorders such as sleep disordered breathing (including sleep apnea), poor sleep architecture and efficiency, and periodic limb movements (PLM).