Is a Home Sleep Test Right For Me?
Sleep better, feel better
Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes a sleeping person to experience short interruptions in breathing, or shallow breathing for extended stretches of time. People suffering from sleep apnea experience lapses in breathing for several seconds up to a few minutes at a time, over and over again during the sleep cycle, as many as 5 to 15 or 30 times or more per hour. The brain wakes up enough to restart breathing, but the person may not remember waking up or even know they have sleep apnea. They only know they can’t get restful sleep and that they get up in the morning feeling tired. Sleep apnea can cause excessive daytime sleepiness and is associated with serious health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. With a home sleep test followed by effective therapy, you can start feeling better immediately.
The Benefits of Home Sleep Testing
If you think you may be living with undiagnosed sleep apnea, a home sleep test is the easiest, most convenient way to find the answers you’re looking for.
- It’s Convenient: With a home sleeping test, you can relax in your own bed. There’s no sleeping away from your home, or any change to your schedule. You simply put the device on when you go to sleep and it goes to work.
- It’s Affordable: We’re contracted with hundreds of insurance providers, including government payers such as Medicare and TriWest, as well as most HMOs located in Southern California. With your home sleeping test covered by insurance, you can confidently focus on your treatment.
- It’s Easy: A home sleeping test for sleep apnea is easy to administer. Once you receive your testing device, it is simple to setup. Most importantly, it delivers results quickly so you can get an accurate diagnoses and begin treatment.
How a Home Sleep Test Works
Your doctor orders the home sleep test, then we contact you to arrange the details and ship you the home sleep test device. You use the device overnight in the comfort of your own home, then ship the device back to us using the prepaid return label. Our technicians score the sleep study data and our physician interprets the data and makes a diagnosis. We send the completed sleep study report to your doctor and your doctor reviews the results with you and discusses next step, including a treatment plan if indicated. You’re on your way to sleeping better and feeling better!
If you would like us to contact your doctor about a home sleep test for you, use this form: Request a Home Sleep Test.
This home sleep test device is about the size of mobile phone. It fits in a belt that you wear around your chest overnight, along with a finger cap and a soft tube or cannula that you place under your nose. When it’s being worn, the sensors on your home sleep testing device will measure:
- Nasal airflow
- Body position
- Respiratory effort
- And blood oxygen levels.
A home sleep test is non-invasive, meaning it won’t prevent you from having a typical night’s sleep while collecting important data on your breathing and oxygen levels. Once completed, you simply return your device to our sleep specialists where the data collected is used to help diagnose your sleep condition.
A Home Sleep Test is the First Step Toward the Good Night’s Sleep You Deserve
You deserve a restful sleep, and the sleep specialists at Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc. can help. When you choose a home sleeping test, you’re taking steps toward a better night’s sleep, increased energy, and improved overall health.