Once you have scheduled a date for your video EEG, you should make sure that you are ready to stay
at home for the majority of the time you will be wearing your EEG. Although the device you will be
wearing is portable and allows you to move freely inside and outside of your home, your clinical
status will be recorded via a video camera that you should stay in view of as much as possible.
Your hair needs to be clean and dry the day of the test. Please wash your hair the night before the
test or morning of the test, allowing for at least two hours for your hair and scalp to be
If you have extensions or weaves, please call us to discuss in advance so we make sure we can work
with your hair.
Do not use any hair products such as gels, mousse, or hairspray after you have washed your hair. If
you are bald and use skin products on your scalp, do not apply any after you have washed your hair
– your scalp needs to be free of any conditioners, moisturizers, or skin treatments.
Please wear a button- down shirt for the test. Once the electrodes are put on, you should not pull
anything over your head. This will help keep the electrodes in place during the test
Keep taking your regular medicines. Have a list of your these medicines ready for the technician
who comes to your house.