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The Sleep Disorder Center’s private bedrooms are similar to typical bedrooms. The rooms are supplied with pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths. In addition, a bathroom is available for washing up after the study is completed. Below are some guidelines on what to bring with you for your study.

  • You may bring your own pillow, since some people sleep better with a familiar pillow. However, as stated above, pillows are provided.
  • Bed clothes are necessary, not optional. Please wear something loose and comfortable, such as gym shorts and a t-shirt, sweat pants and a t-shirt, or pajamas.
  • Any needed personal toiletries.
  • A change of clothes for after the study.
  • Any medications, both prescription and over the counter, that you need to take while at the Sleep Center. Technicians are unable to dispense any medications. Do not stop taking any of your medications without first consulting your physician.
  • Reading material or something to keep busy with before bedtime.
  • You may bring snacks with you. If you’re staying for the daytime nap studies, breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Avoid caffeine or stimulants for 12 hours before your scheduled time of arrival at the Sleep Center, unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Please make sure your skin and hair are clean. Please do not use any hair products or lotions on the night of your study. Washcloths and towels are available upon your arrival at the center to remove any remaining makeup before your study begins, and to clean up following the study.