COME AWAKE to the test.
FALL ASLEEP DURING the test.
Sleep deprivation is needed for:
- All EEGs
- Any test with sedation (except EMG & Nerve Conduction)
To help children fall asleep during the test:
- No naps in car on the way to the department! Even a short nap means your child may NOT be tired enough to sleep during the test.
- Do not bottle or breastfeed babies before the test.Feeding after setup helps calm upset children so they can fall asleep.
- Please bring anything that normally helps your child relax (soother, bottle, blanket, stuffed animal, story book, music CD, DVD, melatonin*, etc.)
*In most cases, children can take prescribed medication as usual on the day of the test. If you are unsure, check with your doctor.