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Sleep Deprived EEG Guidelines

Children up to 18 months:

Child should be woken 1-2 hrs earlier than normal and keep awake until the study (especially during the car trip), try and book appointment during a sleep time

Children 18 months to 3 years:

Lose 3 hours sleep and book around the time of a morning sleep.

Children 4-12 years:

Lose half of their regular sleep, for an 8am or 9am apt.  Put the child to bed 1-2hrs later than usual and get them up no later than 3am.  Alternatively a 1pm appointment can be booked, the child will need to go to bed 1 hour later and get up at 4am and stay awake.  No caffeine or sugary lolllies etc as sleep needs to be captured.

Teenagers/Adults

Lose half of sleep getting up no later than 2-3am.  Appointments to be made at 8am or 9am.  No caffeine from midnight.  Do not drive to your appointment.  No video games (as this may provoke an event)

** For special needs children please arrange with reception to speak with our technician.

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