In order to determine if you or someone you know is at risk for sleep apnea, you would take a sleep test, which is also referred to as a sleep study. AllTrans Medical provides a certain sleep test device that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
There are a variety of different sleep studies, some of which can be conducted at home and others in a sleep lab.
Home Sleep Tests are endorsed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Although there are different methods of diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, studies have shown that home sleep test and in laboratory tests have very similar accuracy in their results.
However, home sleep tests are far less expensive and allow for a level of convenience for the patients to sleep in their own home rather than staying overnight in a laboratory. Home testing is also more beneficial because it allows for the study to test the typical sleep habits more accurately, reducing errors and abnormalities in the results of the study.
Testing and Scoring
During the sleep study, a Home Sleep Test will be used to monitor various physiological changes including:
- Heart rate;
- Blood oxygen saturation;
- Respiratory effort;