What is a home sleep apnea test?
An at home sleep study is a test that a patient takes home from the doctor’s office to test body functions and levels while the patient sleeps. Most home sleep studies are done within one night, and the patient returns with the sleep study machine the next day. At that time, a doctor trained in sleep studies will analyze and go over the results with the patient.
Why is a home sleep study used?
Home sleep studies are used by ear, nose, and throat specialists at eos sleep in order to help diagnose the following conditions:
- Mild to severe sleep apnea
- Low oxygen levels during sleep
- Poor blood pressure during sleep
What does a home sleep study for snoring involve?
Before the home sleep study is conducted, a sleep specialist with eos sleep will meet with you to go over how the sleep study device works. On the day of the sleep study analysis, patients should remember to:
- Follow your normal routine
- Go to sleep at your usual time
- Avoid daytime napping
- Avoid caffeine, especially after noon
Once you are ready to sleep, you will need to attach the sleep test sensors to your body (your doctor will explain this in more depth to you on the day of your study). You will also need to turn the machine on, and follow any prompts. Then, patients should sleep as normal, returning to their doctor with the machine the following morning.
What are the benefits of using a home sleep study?
Benefits of using eos sleep’s at home sleep study include:
- Diagnosis of sleep conditions
- Identify sleep apnea symptoms
- Monitor blood pressure and other levels during sleep
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