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Sleep studies are tests to watch what happens to your child's body during sleep. These studies usually are done in a sleep lab. Sleep labs are often located in hospitals.
Sleep studies are done to learn more about your child's sleep problems, such as sleep apnea or excessive snoring. They may also be done if your child has repeated muscle twitching of the feet, arms, or legs during sleep.
Your child will stay in the sleep lab overnight. For some tests, your child will also stay part of the next day.
Your child will be able to go home right away. Your child may not have slept well during the test and may be tired the next day. Your child can go back to their usual activities right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Adaptation Date: 3/19/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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