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Home Sleep Test

The Home Sleep Test (HST) involves coming to one of our locations to pick up your HST device and receive training on its use. This may be in the form of an online video that can be accessed from the comfort of your home or by one of our licensed sleep educators.  You will be using your HST device at home during sleep. During this recording, we will be collecting information on your breathing, effort of breathing, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and snoring.

The HST is a good screening tool for breathing disorders during sleep. However, HSTs are not considered comprehensive sleep tests because they do not measure brain waves, so we are unable to measure your quality of sleep or to analyze the different stages of sleep. HSTs do not measure leg movements or detect leg movement disorders.  Further, HSTs are good for screening for sleep apnea, but often reveal potential central sleep apnea (CSA).  If CSA is seen on your test, you may be asked to come in for an in-lab study to confirm as it is treated in a different type of modality. Please talk to your physician or asked to be referred to a sleep specialist to see if a home study is right for you.  

If you've already received your HST device, watch our video to learn how to best optimize your experience. 

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