Sleep studies: Having a polysomnogram

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Sleep studies assess what is disrupting your child's sleep. Find out how to prepare your child, what to bring and what to expect during a sleep study.

Key points

  • Your child will wear sensors to record many different body functions such as heart rate, breathing rate, brain activity and oxygen level. The sensors do not hurt.
  • Your child will need to stay at the hospital overnight. One parent must stay with the child overnight.
  • The day of a sleep study, do not change your child's normal routine.
Last updated: November 10th 2009