The EEG testing process is painless. There are no shocks sent into the body and no needles used. The test is simply done by electrodes recording the electrical activity within the bread. During the test:
Once the test is complete, the electrodes are removed and you can continue on with your day. In some instances, sedatives are used, those individuals will be required to have someone drive them home after the test.
Typically an EEG is done for a short period of time, limiting the monitoring window. An Ambulatory EEG can be done over a few days, allowing doctors to get a look at the brain’s electrical activity over time. It can be used while wake and while awake while the patient is at home. During the test: