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I have an EEG tomorrow. Why does it say i must go to bed at midnight and wake up at 5 am with no naps? The appt is for 1030!

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Increase sensitivity

There are some eeg abnormalities that become more prominent when the patient is sleep deprived.
In some settings, we will actually keep people up all night in order to bring out eeg abnormalities! it is definitely uncomfortable, but it is the best way we know to quickly and accurately determine the diagnosis and best course of treatment.

In brief: Increase sensitivity

There are some eeg abnormalities that become more prominent when the patient is sleep deprived.
In some settings, we will actually keep people up all night in order to bring out eeg abnormalities! it is definitely uncomfortable, but it is the best way we know to quickly and accurately determine the diagnosis and best course of treatment.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Improved study

The eeg looks at various areas of the brain & the electrical activity generated over a range of activities.
Good studies include periods when you are asleep, as well as fully awake. So the ability to take a short nap during the study helps. Each event provides a standardized series of events your brain must process & abnormal activity or seizures may be limited to a single activity.

In brief: Improved study

The eeg looks at various areas of the brain & the electrical activity generated over a range of activities.
Good studies include periods when you are asleep, as well as fully awake. So the ability to take a short nap during the study helps. Each event provides a standardized series of events your brain must process & abnormal activity or seizures may be limited to a single activity.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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