It has been recommended that your child has a sleep deprived EEG to maximise information.
Your child should have had a routine EEG within the last six months.
You have been given an early morning appointment so that your child can come into
the department where a period of drowsiness will hopefully be obtained and your
child can even go to sleep.
This can be achieved in differing ways.
We recommend the following
- Not letting your child go to bed until very late
- Getting your child up as early as possible
Or where possible:
- Keeping them awake all night long and not letting them fall asleep at all
Preparation for the test is the same as for the routine recording your child will already
The only difference is that your child will hopefully lay quietly with as little
distraction as possible, where he or she will go drowsy and possibly fall asleep.
A 30-minute recording will be taken (variable). He or she may or may not be asked to
perform the breathing exercise and be shown flashing disco lights at the end.
Once the test has ended, you can leave the department.
Results will be analysed and can be used in conjunction with your child’s routine
EEG. A report will be sent to your child’s consultant who will again, give you the
Results are not available on the day of the test.
If you wish to make further enquiries, feel free to contact a technician directly
on 01642 282755.