AT-HOME SLEEP TEST
Home Sleep Test (HST)?
As the name suggests, a HST is a sleep test that is performed using equipment at home. The benefit of an HST is that testing in your natural sleep environment increases comfort and convenience of use against a test in a foreign environment in a different bed to what you are used to. Many people prefer to be tested in the comfort of their own home with an HST. The other benefit of this testing is it’s less expensive than a facility based test resulting in much lower out-of-pocket costs. Home sleep testing has been approved by the FDA and the Centers for MediCare and MediCaid Services and is now the preferred form of initial sleep testing by many major health insurance payers.
NOTE: An HST is not for patients with conditions such as pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease or, congestive heart failure. A HST does not identify sleep disorders such as central sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders in shift workers, narcolepsy or for screening asymptomatic persons.
We meet with you and instruct you on how to use the sleep apnea testing device.
All you have to do is sleep with the test unit on.
Then simply return the testing device and our clinical sleep experts analyse the data from the unit.
The report is then sent to our Board Certified Sleep Physician for interpretation of the data.
Your results will be sent to your doctor in usually a week or less.
It is that simple.