A home sleep study (HST) is a sleep testing device that is utilized to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. Most HST kits are convenient – the size of an average smartphone. Home sleep testing is additionally called ‘Unattended Sleep Study’.
They measure the accompanying biologic parameters:
- Nasal and Oral Airflow – by slight wire that is taped by the nose and mouth – a few sensors resemble an oxygen cannula.
- Respiratory Effort – by placing elastic belts around you chest.
- Oxymeter Finger Probe – a little clasp like gadget that joins to the fingertip and transmits a red light that helps with the assessment of oxygen levels in the blood while sleeping.
A patient is generally requested a home sleep test or ‘Sleep Study’ by his or her specialist who suspects that the individual has obstructive sleep apnea. The patient does this test usually for couple of nights. The gear is then returned and the doctor studies the info to see if you have sleep apnea.
Once the information is deciphered by your doctor, a report is sent back to the your doctor who talks about the results of the home sleep testing.
Other option to Home Sleep Testing
The other apparatus for the assessment of obstructive sleep apnea is Polysomnography. Polysomnography or PSG is an analytic test that uses the same sensors as HST additionally incorporates EEG, EKG, EMG, and other biologic estimations in a lab setting with sleep specialist or sleep technologist. This test is frequently three times more costly than HST and you can’t do it at home.