Is Anyone near you suffering from any of these?
- Snoring loudly, pauses in breathing at night.
- Waking up frequently at night.
- Feeling sleepy during the day time.
- Restless sleep, Frequent trips to bathroom.
- Extreme tiredness, Fatigue.
These could be symptoms of serious underlying Sleep Disordered Breathing
Take a Home Sleep Test (HST) at very nominal cost.
- Test is done by a Fully Trained & Experienced Sleep Technician.
- The test is done under AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Guidelines which is the highest certification of the Sleep study.
- With RPSGT (Registered Pollysomnography Technologist) USA Certified doctor’s consultation having 25 years of expertise in sleep & respiratory medicine.
What is Home Sleep Testing?
In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (sleep study). This is typically done in a sleep lab, requiring the patient to spend the night in-lab, while the polysomnography (PSG) equipment records his/her physiological data. However, today with technological advancements a polysomnograpy can be performed at home and is called home sleep testing (HST) or a home sleep study.
It allows you to sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about how you breathe during sleep. You will usually set up the testing equipment yourself.
There are a variety of home sleep apnea testing devices that have different sensors and equipment. These devices measure your breathing and blood oxygen level. Some also may measure your heart rate or other information about your body.
Home sleep apnea testing is used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. A physician may recommend home sleep apnea testing if:
- you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
- You have no significant medical conditions other than the suspected obstructive sleep apnea
You should not have a home sleep apnea test if:
- You do not have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea
- The physician suspects you may have another sleep disorder
- You have certain medical conditions including pulmonary diseases, neuromuscular diseases or congestive heart failure
In these cases, your physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study instead of a home sleep apnea test. An in-lab sleep study provides the most complete evaluation of your sleep.
Benefits of HST
- Less expensive.
- More comfortable for patients.
- Patients need not be able to travel like home-bound, elderly, or those with chronic illness.
- Expand number of patients to be tested.
- Results equivalent to laboratory testing in pre-selected patients.
Disadvantages of HST
- Technologist not present to replace sensors and electrodes.
- Limited data that usually does not include stage scoring.
- Not validated for many patients .
- Not appropriate for co-morbid patients such as Diabetes, Hypertension etc.
- No data to evaluate sleep disorders other than OSA.