does it hurt?
No! The procedure is completely painless and noninvasive.
who will do the test?
An experienced EEG technician.
how long will it take?
Approximately 45 minutes.
The technician will ask you to sit in a comfortable chair. He will then attach electrodes to your scalp by means of a gel that can be washed off with warm water after the recording.
what will happen?
No. The electrodes measure the electrical activity coming from your brain.
can i get shocked?
The test requires that you remain awake and alert, therefore you should try to have a good night’s sleep the night before the exam.
do i sleep in the test?
may i eat before the test?
Yes. You should limit fluid intake 2 hours before the test. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TEST.
should i do anything special before the test?
Have a good night’s sleep the evening before. On the morning of the test wash your hair thoroughly use NO CRÈME RINSE OR CONDITIONERS. DO NOT USE HAIR SPRAY, MOUSSE, ETC. These products will make the scalp slick and the electrodes will not stick. Dry your hair completely and, ladies, do not braid it. Limit caffeine intake to 1 cup of coffee or tea. Do not smoke tobacco.
what about medications?
Do not take any prescribed medication(s) as per the doctor’s instruction(s). Do not take any over the counter medications, i.e. aspirin, antihistamines, ibuprofen, Tylenol, nasal sprays, cough medicine, allergy medication, analgesics, herbs, neutraceuticals, food supplements, amino acids, etc. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE.
DO NOT TAKE MEDICATIONS. IF YOU DO, THE TEST WILL BE CANCELLED and a fee charged.
DO NOT SMOKE STREET DRUGS BEFORE THE TEST. IF YOU DO, THE TEST WILL BE CANCELLED and a fee charged.
Do not take street drugs by any other route. IF YOU DO, THE TEST WILL BE CANCELLED and a fee charged.