Pre-Test Information

What to expect

During your 1 hour appointment, a Sleep technician will attach a device with multiple sensors and wires that you will wear at home and return the next day. We do not recommend that you take public transport home from your appointment or plan on running errands afterwards. The sleep wires are thin and will not cause any discomfort.

Appointment Preparation

Prior to all tests, if possible

8 hours prior
No Relievers eg - Ventolin, Atrovent, Bricanyl, Asmol, Airomir, Intal or Tilade etc
24 hours prior
No Preventers eg - Serevent, Flixotide, Seretide, Symbicort, Oxis, Pulmicort, Spiriva, Combivent, Theophylline, Singulair, Qvar, Alvesco etc
There are no restrictions on eating and drinking

Personal Hygiene

  • Please shower prior to your appointment, as our equipment is not waterproof and avoid using moisturizers/oils on your skin/hair
  • Men: Full beards are okay, but if you are normally clean-shaven, please remove any stubble as it prevents proper attachment of the sensors
  • Women: Please make sure that one of your fingertips is bare of nail polish and/or acrylics, so we can attach the oxygen sensor


  • Clothes suitable for sleep, particularly on your top half as once the monitors and wires are on you cannot remove your shirt. Loose fitting pants, skirts etc are all acceptable
  • We recommend that you also bring a button-up/zip-up top to cover the equipment while traveling home
  • Once fitted with the sleep equipment you can go about your normal nightly routine.


  • Referral
  • Completed Paper Work (Patient Registration & Questionnaire)
  • Medicare Card
  • Concession Cards
  • Any other Medical documents you feel may be relevant to your Sleep Study

The morning after

Once you are up for the day, remove the sleep monitor equipment, place it in the bag provided along with your Sleep Study Diary and continue with your normal morning routine. Return the Kit to your Sleep Technician.