Quick Answer: Can You Take Sleeping Pills For A Sleep Study?

Does sleeping pill affect sleep study?

Why are you coming in for the sleep study.

Generally, sleep aids have little or no effect on the diagnosis’s made from your sleep study data, but the reasons for having the sleep study need to be considered..

Can you take a sleep aid during a sleep study?

Take your usual medications, and bring them with you, including sleep aids. It is important that you sleep during this test. If you usually require a sleep aid (such as Ambien), bring it with you and take it as usual.

What can I bring to a sleep study?

Bring comfortable pajamas and a change of clothes for the morning. Include the same items you would take for a stay at a hotel. You may also want to bring your own pillow. Bring your medications if you will need to take them while you are away from home.

What if I can’t sleep during my sleep study?

If you absolutely can’t sleep during your study, you may be able to take a sleeping pill. This is one of the questions to ask ahead of time. Unless you take a prescription sleep aid regularly, you’ll be able to use a light over the counter medication like melatonin or Benadryl.

How much does an overnight sleep study cost?

Overnight polysomnograms may cost from $600 to $5,000 (or more) for each night; the average is typically around $1,000 to $2,000 per night. Insurance, including Medicare, may cover the majority of this expense.

How long do you need to sleep for a sleep study?

Nearly everyone falls asleep during an in-lab study. In most cases, you do not need a full eight hours of sleep for the doctor to make a diagnosis. Occasionally, you may be prescribed medication to help you sleep during the in-lab sleep study. In the morning the technologist will test and then remove the sensors.

Can you take sleep medicine before a sleep study?

Yes, you can. The only exception may be if you take a sleeping aid.

Can I go to the bathroom during a sleep study?

Although you are not expected to go to sleep at a specific time, you will be encouraged to fall asleep as soon as possible to maximize the amount of sleep time during which you can be observed. Patients needing to use the bathroom during the study need only to notify the technologist.

How do you sleep during sleep study?

Minimize exposure to screen light, and go to bed close to your normal bedtime. Make sure that you have the feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness before preparing to start the test. Do not go to bed earlier than usual. If anything, stay up a little later.