This four-page handout helps people prepare for an electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a test to measure the electrical activity of the brain. It explains why the EEG is done and what it checks for. It contains guidelines to help the patient prepare, including check boxes where a healthcare provider can indicate the amount of sleep the patient should get the night before the test. The document provides patients with a brief step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the test, and after.
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