Preparing for the sleep test
Now it will be time to sit down in a chair and let the technician start putting stickers on your body. The technician’s job is to help you get ready for your sleep test.
First, the technician uses a soft pencil to draw red lines on your body. Next, the technician will clean those lines with soap and put stickers where the red lines were. The stickers will feel soft, sticky and a little squishy when the technician puts them on.
The technician will put stickers on your head, face, behind your ears and on your chin. Stickers also go on your legs and chest. It will take awhile to put all of your stickers on.
Some kids like to watch a fun movie or play with toys while they wait.
The technician will put a sensor in your nose called an Oral-Nasal Thermistor. It tells the computer how you are breathing through your mouth and nose. It might tickle your nose for a little bit. The technician will put a stretchy band around your tummy and chest. These won’t be tight.
You will get a Pulse Oximeter on your finger or toe. It feels sticky and looks like a bandaid. It tells how much oxygen is in your body. Do you know what oxygen is?
The wires that are on the stickers plug into a box. The technician will bundle up all of the wires and tape them together so they won’t get tangled while you sleep.
You may also get a stretchy headband to help keep your stickers on while you sleep.