How It Works
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 from a member of the sleep team on how to use the home sleep apnea test device. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand. You can go to sleep at your regular bedtime. When you are ready to sleep, you will attach the sensors to your body as instructed. You may be asked to keep a sleep log or to press a button on the machine when you get into bed. When you wake up in the morning, you can remove the sensors.
What is a Home Sleep Apnea Test?
The HSAT 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 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 HSAT test, ensuring you get the test you need to accurately diagnose your sleep problem.
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. You sleep doctor will contact you to discuss 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
Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT)
If you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) is a convenient way to test for this condition in the comfort of your own home. We'll provide all of the equipment necessary and walk you through the process of setting it up.
How to Use the ApneaLink™ Air Home Sleep Testing Device
Book An Appointment
We evaluate eligibility for the Home Sleep Apnea Test based on an initial sleep consultation with our adult sleep specialist. To make an appointment for a sleep consultation, call us at (949) 446-8990, or click below.
About the Doctor
Dr. Robert Lebby, MD, FAASM, FCCP
Adult Sleep Specialist
A native Californian, Dr. Lebby received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UC San Diego before attending medical school at the University of Irvine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, followed by fellowships in Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, and Critical Care – all at UCLA. During his 20+ years of experience treating sleep disorders, he has held directorships at multiple sleep laboratories, contributed to numerous medical journal publications, and conducted a number of talks on sleep apnea. Dr. Lebby is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the California Sleep Society.