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How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

Having a sleep study at Atlantic Sleep Centers at Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center requires some preparation on behalf of the patient.


  • Shampoo your hair and make sure it is free of hair spray or other styling products
  • Bring comfortable sleeping attire
  • Arrive on time for your appointment
  • Contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel
  • Call ahead if you feel ill on the day of your test
  • Bring an up-to-date insurance card, personal identification and a list of your current medications.
  • Remind family and loved ones that they may not remain at our center with you overnight (patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • Eat your regular evening meal before arriving
  • Bring the completed sleep questionnaire, which will be mailed to you in advance of your appointment


  • Consume alcohol, caffeine, sedatives or stimulants for 24 hours prior to your test, unless otherwise directed by a physician
  • Nap on the day of your test
  • Bring any valuables, such as jewelry
  • Smoke on our premises


We recommend that patients bring all of their current medications with them and plan to continue to take them as normal, unless a physician instructs otherwise. This includes over the counter medications, such as Tylenol, aspirin and ibuprofen.

Exceptions apply for patients who are scheduled for a multiple latency sleep test (MSLT). Those individuals may need to avoid stimulant medications for up to two weeks prior to the exam. Please check with your physician beforehand.

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

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