Home Sleep Testing
Many people are familiar with the idea of going to a sleep lab to conduct an overnight sleep study; what you might not know is that you can also complete a sleep study in your own home. Home Sleep Tests have become increasingly popular with patients, physicians, and insurance companies over the last decade.
What are the benefits to a Home Sleep Test?
Convenience is one of the most compelling reasons for a patient to choose a Home Sleep Test. The test is performed by the patient in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home. This method ensures that the study captures an accurate night of sleep for the patient by allowing them to follow their normal nighttime routine and sleep habits. We perform our in-home sleep studies over 2 nights and record many of the same physiological channels as an in-lab study, such as: heart rate, oxygen saturation, body position, respiratory effort, airflow, snoring, body movement, sleep states (REM verse Non-REM), sleep stages (Light, Deep or REM sleep). Like the in-lab study, the results of the home sleep test determines the severity of sleep apnea, and provides a comprehensive report for a physician to review.
Not only is an in-home sleep study convenient and more accurate for a patient, it is also cost effective. Home sleep testing has a cost savings of over 75% compared to a sleep lab. We can bill your insurance or you can pay upfront for a low cost of $250.
Most Sleep labs have a waiting list and can be booked out for over a month before you can be seen. We can send you a home sleep study immediately after receiving the order from your physician. You will receive results 48 hours after we get the machine back in our office.
If you or your doctor think you are a good candidate for a home sleep test you can print our referral form off for your physicain and have him/her fill it out and send it to us.