At Home Sleep Test
Diagnosing OSA previously required an overnight stay in a sleep lab or hospital, attached to wires, in an unfamiliar bed, and was rejected by many patients. Now there is an FDA approved wireless device that can be worn while you sleep in your own bed, in the comfort of your own home. The sleep study data that is gathered during your sleep is interpreted and then we recommend the best therapy for you.
We offer the latest technology available for In-Home Sleep Diagnostics. Recently, as a result of studies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) changed their national coverage determination to include these devices for home sleep testing for sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea.
Thousands of people aren't being tested or treated because of the cost and inconvenience of overnight in-lab testing. We are very excited to be in a position where we can now reach out to more physicians and patients to help fight these debilitating disorders. We are taking a leadership position in increasing access for diagnosing sleep-related illnesses like sleep apnea, and it is our hope that if these conditions are diagnosed sooner, patients will receive treatment which could improve their quality of life.
What to Expect with a Home Sleep Test (HST)
An HST is done in the convenience of your home and is unattended. Once an HST has been ordered for you by a medical provider (this can be done in a telemedicine consult), you will pick the day want to start the study and you can receive via UPS or you can pick up at our office. We answer the phone 24X7 for patients doing a sleep study, so if you have any trouble, we are just a quick call away.
The test is noninvasive and fits on your head much like a tennis visor and collects sleep/wake, blood oxygen levels, pulse rate, position as well as has a cannula that monitors your airflow while you sleep. Once you have completed the HST you will return to us (UPS return label will be provided if needed) and the study will be scored and then interpreted by a Board Certified Sleep Specialist.
Within a couple of days of receiving the device, a medical provider can then go over the interpreted results and treatment options with you. The second visit can also be one by telemedicine. Once you are comfortable, we will set up our equipment.
Learn More About Our Specialized Sleep Studies
A polysomnogram or HST is an initial diagnostic sleep study. Our experts use a polysomnogram to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders.
Our specialists may suggest a multiple sleep latency test to evaluate you for excessive sleepiness. During this examination, patients are must nap four to five times. Excessive sleepiness may or may not be indications of hypersomnias or narcolepsy. We may also suggest a wakefulness test. These assessments evaluate a patient’s overall level of tiredness. A wakefulness test is useful for pilots who must demonstrate alertness for extended periods of time or for CPAP patients to determine the effectiveness of their OSA treatment.
Whatever your sleeping problems, you can rest assured that you’ll receive innovative, personalized care that will help to improve the quality of your sleep. Pursue a proper sleep disorder diagnosis to determine how you should proceed.
If you are diagnosed with OSA, multiple treatment options may be recommended depending on your clinical history. These options may include CPAP therapy, Oral Appliance (MAS) Therapy, surgery, etc.