What is a Home Sleep Study? A Guide to Taking a Sleep Apnea Test
Find yourself waking up tired, dizzy, or with a headache? Waking up multiple times throughout the night with difficulty falling asleep? Snoring or waking up gasping for breath? These are all signs of obstructive sleep apnea and are not only affecting your sleep but could be causing other health issues and affecting your daily performance as well. Sleep experts, CEO’s, and leading business executives all believe in the importance and power of a good night’s sleep. A home sleep study is a fast and accurate way to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea and the first step to getting the successful sleep your body needs.
What is a home sleep study?
A home sleep study is a test specifically designed to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, this can potentially lead to more serious problems such as hypertension, heart disease, and liver problems. A home sleep study provides the service of performing an OSA sleep test in the privacy and convenience of your home using a portable sleep monitor, as opposed to testing in a sleep laboratory.
A home sleep study eliminates time and discomfort. Instead of putting yourself through the hassle of setting up multiple doctor’s appointments and staying multiple nights in a sleep laboratory under unfamiliar and uncomfortable circumstances, you can perform a home sleep test in your own home.
Home sleep studies are just as effective at diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea as in-lab sleep tests and may be more accurate. Comfort is the most determining factor in a good night’s sleep. Familiarity and comfortability go hand in hand. That is why most people find it difficult to sleep in a new environment, especially for the first night. Understandingly so, many patients find it extremely difficult to sleep normally in a hospital or sleep lab; there are lots of new sounds, lights, smells, and a new uncomfortable bed. Sleeping in the comfort of your own home is the best way to get accurate results of your normal sleeping pattern.
4 Simple Steps Will Get You Answers
- Getting Started— Take our online sleep assessment today to see what’s going on with your sleep so you can get back to being yourself!
- Arrange a visit with your physician today, and conduct your home-based diagnostic testing with Vitalistics.
- Testing— Your in-home sleep testing kit will be sent to you via the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. To complete the test, follow the step by step illustrated instructions enclosed. Once you complete your sleep testing, return your home test to Vitalistics in the enclosed, prepaid shipping envelope.
- Results— You can expect to receive your interpreted test results within 2-3 business days upon our receipt.
See some of the dangerous signs of obstructive sleep apnea affecting your sleeping patterns and daily performance? Listen to your body’s cry for help and place an order for your home sleep study today through Vitalistics. Take the first step to treating OSA and giving yourself the restful night of sleep you deserve, every night.