A microphone records sounds and a camera may record your child's sleep. The sleep
technician will be there all night, checking your child's sleep from another room.
The technician can remove sensors and other devices if your child needs to use the
bathroom during the night.
Can I Stay With My Child During a Sleep Study?
Yes, parents or guardians can stay overnight while their child gets a sleep study.
The sleep center will provide a separate bed or sleeping chair.
How Long Does a Sleep Study Take?
Your child will spend the night in a hospital or sleep center. In the morning,
the sleep technician will wake your child and remove all sensors. The test is over
in time for your child to go to school.
When Are Sleep Study Results Ready?
Doctors get a lot of information from a sleep study. It may be a couple of weeks
before results are ready. Usually, the doctor will schedule a follow-up visit to discuss
What Else Should I Know?
Personal items from home can help your child feel comfortable during a sleep study.
Be sure to bring:
a favorite pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal
other items that are part of your child's bedtime routine
Most sleep centers do not provide food, so pack a bedtime snack if your child usually