The Sleep study at home_ How it is being done?
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Sleep apnea Diagnosis by Home Sleep Study
Home sleep study areÂ used to diagnose sleep apnea- obstructive and central types.
A home sleep study should be utilized only as part of a comprehensive sleep evaluation.
Why Home Sleep Study instead of conventional sleep lab test
Home Sleep study is greatly preferred by patients over the traditional sleep lab studies because it gives:
- Maximum Comfort
Most people are more comfortable sleeping in their own beds with no one observing them from another room.
- Minimum Cost
Cost is a huge consideration as well; a traditional in-lab sleep study is 3 to 4 times more expensive than an HST.
- Most Convenient : Patients are usually diagnosed, treated, and on therapy in less than a week with Home Sleep Study as compared to possible months later in traditional sleep studies.