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Home Sleep Study

Unlike an in-lab sleep study exam, a home sleep study is a simplified sleep screening test that tracks your breathing and oxygen level while you sleep in the comfort of your home. The test does not fully capture what is being monitored as in an in-lab sleep study and is often used to determine if a more in-depth sleep study in the lab is necessary.

What to Bring

  • Personal ID / Insurance card
  • A completely filled-out Sleep Questionnaire that our sleep center mailed to you.

How to Prepare

  • Do no use any caffeine-containing products (i.e. coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate) after 12 noon on the day of your sleep test. Know that decaffeinated products contain small amounts of caffeine.
  • If possible, please avoid acrylic nails and lacquer nail polish.
  • Do not stop taking any medicines without talking to your doctor.

What to Expect

  • A sleep technologist will go over the forms and have you sign out a sleep testing device.
  • This device will be programmed to start collecting data around your bedtime and our technologist will demonstrate how to hook up the monitor.
  • A summary of device hook-up instruction, technologist name and phone number will be included if you need to reach us that night.
  • You will be given a sleep diary to fill out when you get up the next day. This sleep diary also contains contact information if patient needs to reach a sleep tech that night.
  • At bedtime, you will hook up the device and sleep with it that night.
  • You will be asked to return the device on the following morning.

How Sleep Study Results are Provided

A board certified sleep specialist (a doctor who is specially trained in reading and interpreting sleep study) will interpret the data and send the results to your doctor.

Schedule an Appointment

Call North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center at (985) 230-6083.