Preparing for the EEG
To help receive the best test results, please sleep deprive your child by keeping him or her up until midnight and then wake the child up at 4 am. Having the child actually fall asleep during the procedure produces the best test results. To help make the experience a little less frightening, feel free to bring:
Favorite blanket/stuffed animal or toy
Bottle with milk or sippy cup with juice
iPad/tablet/phone (To use while the technologist prepares your child for the procedure)
The child may eat breakfast as normal, just make sure the meal does not include any caffeine (soda/chocolate/coffee, etc.) Any medications may be taken as normal, unless otherwise instructed by the referring doctor.
Please note: If your child is running a fever or is contagious, please call Centralized Scheduling to reschedule the appointment at 217-544-6464 ext. 76565.