What is a home sleep study?
A home sleep study, like an in-lab sleep study, provides data to your provider that helps determine if you have a sleep disorder. It allows you to sleep at home, rather than in our private sleep lab, but still requires wearing equipment to collect information. You will be provided with instructions on how to use your home sleep study device(s).
Why a home sleep study?
Your provider may recommend a home sleep study (over an in-lab sleep study) if you have no other medical conditions than the suspected sleep apnea, and no other sleep disorders are suspected.
What can a home sleep study help diagnose?
A home sleep study is primarily used to diagnose sleep apnea. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, talk with your provider about your symptoms.
What to expect during a home sleep study
During a home sleep study, you will apply testing equipment to yourself based on instructions provided. You will be asked to follow your regular routine as much as possible, and may be asked to limit your caffeine intake or adjust your regular medications. The equipment will measure your breathing, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and or additional information about your body. The data will be transmitted to your provider, who will review the results and determine if you have a sleep disorder. If the results are unclear, your provider may recommend an in-lab sleep study.
What happens once my results are ready?
Your provider will review your study results and determine if you have a diagnosis. If you do have a sleep disorder, your provider will create and explain your treatment plan.
The process should be free from discomfort, and there are no known health risks to undergoing a home sleep study.