EEG Appointment Instructions

  • No more than 5 hours of sleep the night before the test
  • No caffeine for at least 12 hours prior to the test
  • Your hair needs ot be clean and dry (The tech uses wax to attached electrodes to your head so your hair may be messy afterward)
  • You may eat and take any of your normal medications as usual


An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect abnormalities related toelectrical activity of the brain. This procedure tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp,

and then send signals to a computer to record the results.