Home Sleep Test

Home Sleep Test

What is a Home Sleep Test?

The home sleep test is a sleep study that is conducted in the comfort of the patient’s home to diagnose sleep apnea. Instead of visiting a sleep clinic, this study can be performed in the comfort of the patient’s home. Another term for this test is an in-home sleep study.

How Does A Home Sleep Test Work?

The Home Sleep Test is a simple, painless, non-invasive way to detect sleep apnea. The patient is instructed to sleep with the test equipment, which consists of a small device that monitors the airflow through the mouth and nose. The test will record data about the patient’s breathing patterns during sleep. The data is then transferred to the sleep physician’s office, where the physician will analyze the results.

What Happens During A Home Sleep Test?

Home sleep tests are easy, comfortable, and convenient. They measure breathing patterns and blood oxygen levels while a patient sleeps in their own home.

The test itself is very simple. You will be given a small device to wear on your finger or on your forehead. The device will record your sleeping patterns. Your provider will then use the recorded data to figure out if you have any breathing problems.

Is A Home Sleep Test Right For Me?

A home sleep test can benefit you if you display the following signs of obstructive sleep apnea: 

  • Snoring, snorting, or gasping for air while sleeping
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Excessive tiredness or daytime sleepiness

The test is as accurate as in-lab sleep testing. First, you perform a sleep study at home. You wear a small device that records your brain activity, heart rate, and oxygen levels throughout the night. A technician will upload this information to your doctor.

Then, your doctor will contact you with the results. Your doctor will recommend a treatment option for you based on the results of your sleep study.

What Happens After A Home Sleep Test?

If your home sleep test shows you have sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend that you try oral appliance therapy. During sleep, your breathing may stop and repeatedly start as you sleep, interrupting your sleep cycle. Oral appliance therapy refers to a device worn in your mouth, similar to a mouth guard, that helps to keep your breathing passages open while you sleep.

To learn more about our services for sleep apnea, call us at (971) 339-0816 or visit the Sleep Health Partners office at 9370 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 422 Rd Suite 422, Portland 97223.

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