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WHY do you need to avoid nicotine and caffeine for 24 hours before an EEG AND what problems will arise if you do not avoid nicotine during that time?

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October 21, 2012 7:46AM

Because both nicotine and caffeine are stimulants - they would give a false reading on an EEG machine. Abstaining from smoking and drinking coffee for 24 hours before the test, would give a more accurate trace.

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