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What To Expect After a Sleep Study

Once the sensors are removed after a polysomnogram (PSG), multiple sleep latency test, or maintenance of wakefulness test, you can go home. If you used an actigraph or a home-based portable monitor, you'll return the equipment to a sleep center or your doctor's office.

You won't receive a diagnosis right away. A sleep specialist and your primary care doctor will review the results of your sleep study. They will use your medical history, your sleep history, and the test results to make a diagnosis.

You may not get the sleep study results for a couple of weeks. Usually, your doctor, nurse, or sleep specialist will explain the test results and work with you to develop a treatment plan.

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Updated: March 29, 2012