What happens after the sleep study?
- You’ll be awakened by a sleep technician in the morning. In most cases, the technician will wake you at about 6:00 a.m., sometimes earlier. You should be ready to leave the sleep lab by 7:00 a.m. Most people are able to get to work by their usual time.
- The technician will remove the sensors after waking you up. This may irritate your skin and cause a little redness. The sensors will also leave some sticky gel in your hair, so you will need to wash your hair.
- The sleep lab staff will let you know when to expect results. Usually, results should be available within about two weeks. A copy will be sent to the doctor who ordered the test and to your primary care doctor, if you have one. You will need to make an appointment with your doctor and/or sleep specialist to review the results and discuss treatment options. If your follow-up is at the sleep lab, the lab will continue to report to your primary care doctor regarding your treatment.