What is a home sleep test?
A home sleep test (HST) is a sleep apnea test that you perform in your own home rather than in a sleep lab. You will receive a small, portable device that attaches to your body in various ways. For example, you might tape a wire near your nose and mouth to measure your airflow, clip a pulse oximeter to your finger to measure your blood oxygen saturation, and place elastic bands around your torso to measure your respiratory effort.
You will wear the device for one to three nights, depending on your doctor’s instructions. Then you will simply return the device, and the recorded information will be downloaded and interpreted. You will typically be scheduled for a follow-up appointment to learn your results and develop a treatment plan, if needed.
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