What to Expect After

Once the sensors are removed after a polysomnogram, multiple sleep latency test, or maintenance of wakefulness test, you can go home. If you used an actigraph to measure your sleepwake behavior, you return it to your doctor's office.

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

It may take a couple of weeks to get the results of your sleep study. Usually, your doctor, nurse, or sleep specialist will explain the test results and work with you and your family to develop a treatment plan.