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At-Home Sleep Study

Are you experiencing restless nights? Or do you suspect sleep apnea might be disrupting your rest? – If the answer’s yes, you’ve reached the right place!

The conventional way to diagnose sleep apnea involved a sleep study called Polysomnography (PSG), conducted in a lab or a hospital. Although, this in-lab study still remains an effective testing option, an at-home sleep study has become a much more facilitating choice.

The at-home sleep study offered at Manhattan Medical Arts gives you the convenience of diagnosing sleep disorders from the comfort of your own home.

Let us guide you through the process of HST test, and help you take the first step towards better sleep!

What Is An At-Home
Sleep Study?

An at-home sleep test is a convenient and effective way to diagnose sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, without the need for an overnight stay in a sleep clinic. Using advanced technology, our sleep test allows you to monitor your sleep patterns and breathing from the comfort of your home.

This type of sleep apnea test delivers much more accurate results for obstructive sleep apnea for most people. Opting for a sleep apnea test at home is cheaper and easier, since you’re doing it at home.

For a home sleep test, there’s specific equipment required from your sleep clinic. Then, you need to follow the instructions you get on how to use the different devices you’re given. You will then go to sleep just as you normally do, but with the devices attached, in order to collect the required information for diagnosis.

Home Sleep Test Devices

Different sleep apnea tests gather different amounts and kinds of information. Sleep tests that are labeled as Type 1 and Type 2, gather a lot of detailed information – for instance, when you go to a sleep clinic and have a technician help you with a sleep apnea test, that is called a Type 1 sleep test.

Moreover, an at-home sleep study is usually one of the two: Type 3 or Type 4. These home sleep tests gather less data comparitively. The equipment used for your sleep apnea test at home depends on the type your doctor prescribes.

Your at-home sleep study might include a few these portable sleep monitors:

Breathing Sensor

These are tubes, like nasal cannula or nasal prongs that are placed in your nose and behind your ears. They keep track of your breathing by checking air pressure when you breathe.

Effort Belt

This belt goes around your chest or belly to measure movements linked to breathing. It helps identify the difference between obstructive sleep apnea, where you try to breathe but can’t – and central sleep apnea, where your brain doesn’t tell you to breathe, so you don’t move.

Pulse Oximeter

This device is usually placed on your finger to check the quantity of oxygen in your blood. At times, it’s attached to your earlobe instead.

Microphone

Normally, the breathing sensor picks up snoring sounds. But sometimes, an actual microphone is also used to measure snoring. There might also be a sound sensors on your neck to record sounds and pressure.

Data Collection Device

All the sensors are usually connected to this device, either with wires or tubes. It might have buttons for you to start and stop data collection, along with lights to indicate that it’s working.

What Does An At-Home
Sleep Study Measure?

During a home sleep test, our portable sleep monitors measure key sleep parameters to identify potential sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, along with providing valuable insights into your sleep quality and breathing patterns.

These key sleep parameters include:

Respiratory
Effort

Airflow

Blood Oxygen
Saturation

Heart
Rate

Body
Position

How Do Home Sleep
Tests Work?

The home sleep test offered at Manhattan Medical Arts is a simple and straightforward process. This process includes the following steps:

Receive Test Kit

Once you receive your test kit from Manhattan Medical Arts, it will have all the necessary devices to carry out your home sleep test.

Setup Instructions

Follow the instructions provided with the test kit to set up the devices before going to bed. These instructions will guide you through the process of connecting and positioning the devices appropriately.

Monitoring During Sleep

While you sleep, the devices will continuously monitor various aspects of your sleep – including sleep patterns, quality, and breathing. They will collect data throughout the night without interrupting your sleep.

Data Collection

The devices will collect all the required data related to your sleep patterns and breathing. This collection of data is essential for an accurate diagnosis of any potential sleep disorders.

Analysis By Specialists

After the home sleep test is completed, the collected data will be carefully analyzed by our team of sleep specialists at Manhattan Medical Arts. They will examine the data to determine if you are experiencing any sleep disorders that you may have been suspecting.

Diagnosis

Based on the analysis of the collected data, our sleep specialists will share a comprehensive diagnosis, identifying any sleep disorders that may be affecting your sleep quality and the overall well-being.

Benefits of At-Home
Sleep Study

Opting for an at-home sleep study at Manhattan Medical Arts offers numerous benefits, which include:

Convenience

Conduct the test from the comfort of your own home, avoiding the need for an overnight stay in a sleep clinic.

Comfort

Our devices are designed to offer comfort, allowing you to sleep naturally without any interruptions.

Accuracy

Our state-of-the-art devices provide accurate data for a comprehensive assessment of your sleep apnea test.

Timely Results

Receive timely results and personalized recommendations from our experts, for an improved sleep health.

Do’s And Don’ts Before
The Home Sleep Test

To ensure accurate results from your at-home sleep study, here are some important do’s and don’ts that need to be kept in mind:

Dos

  • Follow the instructions carefully, that are provided with your test kit.
  • Try maintaining your usual bedtime routine.
  • Inform our healthcare experts of any medications you are taking (if any).

Don’ts

  • Do not consume caffeine or alcohol close to the bedtime.
  • Do not take any naps on the day of the test.
  • Do not make any significant changes to your sleep environment.

Why Choose Manhattan Medical Arts
For Sleep Apnea Test?

At Manhattan Medical Arts, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support for your sleep health journey.

Here’s why we are the leading choice for a home sleep apnea test:

Expertise

Our expert sleep specialists have an extensive experience in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, ensuring accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans.

Advanced
Technology

We utilize state-of-the-art home sleep test devices and innovative diagnostic tools for reliable results and exceptional patient comfort.

Comprehensive
Care

From initial consultation to follow-up care, we provide comprehensive support every step of the way, helping you achieve better sleep and improved overall health.

Don’t let any sleep disorder disrupt your life any longer!

Schedule your at-home sleep study with Manhattan Medical Arts today – and take the first step towards a rejuvenating your night’s sleep.

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