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Sleep Deprivation

COME AWAKE to 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.

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