Home Sleep Testing
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A home sleep test is an at-home test to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Many insurance providers require home sleep testing in the initial evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea. This test has some advantages, as it is more cost-effective and also convenient allowing the patient to test while sleeping in the comfort of their home. A home sleep test does not provide as much information as an in lab sleep study but certainly there are instances where is it is useful.
A home sleep test is not ideal for every patient and there are limitations to this test. It is not useful to detect sleep disorders other than obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, it sometimes is not able to detect mild obstructive sleep apnea.
If your insurance requires home testing prior to in lab testing, our office can help you with your HST test, ensuring you get the test you need to accurately diagnose your sleep problem.
We offer home sleep testing directly through our office. Most of our patients are able to take home the equipment the day of their initial consult, so that we can expedite your diagnosis and treatment. Our equipment is very easy to use and you will receive instructions on how to use it and setup it up from your doctor or our office staff.
If you have questions about eligibility for home sleep testing, please contact our office.
Getting the Results
Members of the sleep team will score and interpret the information collected through home sleep apnea testing. This may take several days or weeks. Your Doctor will go over your results at your scheduled consultation.. If the results are unclear, the physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study.
You may need an additional in-lab sleep study if:
Your home sleep apnea test did not record enough data for a physician to make a diagnosis.
Your home sleep apnea test results indicate that you do not have obstructive sleep apnea and the physician suspects another sleep disorder.