In order to diagnose and confirm sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA) a patient must take a polysomnography, also known as a sleep study. A sleep study occurs with an overnight stay at a free-standing or hospital-based facility. With today’s technological advances, an overnight in-lab visit is no longer necessary to determine if you may be suffering from OSA.
Vitalistics’ home sleep testing process is an easy, self-administered, convenient diagnostic testing procedure taken from the comfort of your own home. It consists of a small oxygen tube placed under your nose to monitor your breathing, a belt around your waist to measure the effort you make while breathing, and a small sensor on your finger to measure the oxygen in your blood. The home sleep testing monitors and records your breathing and any pauses in your breathing (known as apneas) throughout the night. This recorded data is used specifically in diagnosing OSA. The recorded data is stored in the device, and downloaded and analyzed by a team of clinical specialists the following day.
The process of home sleep testing with Vitalistics™ is very easy, efficient, and we guarantee rapid reliable results.
Who Would Benefit from a Home Sleep Test?
A home sleep test can be very beneficial for those patients who are suspected to suffer from OSA. In addition, patients with busy schedules and who have trouble arranging a time for an overnight in-lab sleep study also appreciate the convenience of a home sleep test.
Vitalistics FREE Online Sleep Wellness Assessment
Get started by taking our FREE Online Sleep Assessment which asks a series of questions that reflect 40 possible causes to your sleep problems. Get insights and answers today to what’s causing your sleep problems and discover if you could be at risk of sleep apnea and in need of a home sleep test. If results show signs of obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder, schedule an appointment with your personal physician to further discuss your sleep problems and options for home sleep testing through Vitalistics. Your sleep is a critical piece of your overall wellness – don’t let it slip away!
Testing supplies to include; oxygen cannula (tube), chest belt, and a finger sensor.
Easy to follow step-by-step instructions and link to a set-up video.
All necessary paperwork needed for the physician to make an accurate diagnosis and recommendation for treatment.
A pre-paid shipping envelope to return everything the next day.
How the Home Sleep Testing Process Works
Do you you feel like you are in need of a sleep study, or has your physician suggested one,
but you’re just too busy or you cannot afford the cost of an in-lab study?
A home sleep test may be just what you need.
Even though a home sleep test must be ordered by a physician, if you’re uncertain if you should schedule an appointment with your physician, you can start by completing our FREE online sleep assessment to determine if you could be at risk of OSA or another sleep disorder.
Visit Your Physician
The next step is to bring your assessment results to your physician. They will determine if you could benefit from a home sleep test and can order you a home sleep test from Vitalistics.
Receive Home Sleep Testing Kit
The test kit will be delivered through mail directly to your home with everything you need, including easy to follow step-by-step instructions for the home sleep testing process and a pre-paid return shipping envelope.
Follow Test Instructions
Before going to bed follow the step-by-step instructions provided to prepare for the home sleep test. For best results, you should continue with your normal bedtime routine and aim for getting at least 6 hours of sleep.
Review Results with Your Physician
Making sure all paperwork is filled out correctly and returned to Vitalistics using the pre-paid shipping envelope to return the test kit the following day. Once your test data is reviewed and interpreted by our team of clinical specialists, it is made available to your physician for further review with you.
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