Sleep disorders occur during sleep, making them tricky to diagnose. If you exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea, our experts may recommend you participate in a sleep apnea home study. The alternative is spending a night in a sleep lab. A home study is often the preferred method, as it is more convenient and less expensive for qualifying patients.
To qualify for a home sleep test, you must be between the ages of 18 and 65. You must also have a proven risk of sleep apnea, anywhere from moderate to severe. These red flag risk factors include extreme daytime fatigue, unexplained weight gain, loud snoring, and observed breathing pauses while you sleep. If you have one or more of these symptoms, you probably qualify for participation in a sleep apnea home study. In addition, you must have no prior medical conditions or sleep disorders to participate.
After your initial examination regarding sleep apnea, if you qualify for a sleep apnea home study, you will be provided with a headband-like device to wear while you sleep in your own bed. This device collects information on your breathing patterns and can identify the presence of obstructed sleep apnea and determine its severity.
A sleep apnea home study delivers reliable results quickly and in the comfort of your own home. This home study is also often covered by your insurance provider. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with our experts regarding sleep apnea and home sleep studies.