Home Sleep Study
Did your primary care physician recommend a sleep clinic? Are you concerned that snoring may be interfering with your sleep quality or that it could be a symptom of a more serious issue? A sleep study is a convenient and affordable way to get the facts.
For years, The Snoring Center has utilized home sleep studies. Performed in the comfort of your own home, these tests are more convenient, less expensive, and more representative of your true sleeping habits.
What Is a Sleep Clinic?
Traditional sleep studies involve spending the night at an unfamiliar sleep lab, with various electrodes and wires connected to your body. While accurate, these tests are expensive, inconvenient and many patients have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep in the unfamiliar environment. Most of these labs exist simply to collect insurance payment and aren’t known for customer service or diagnosis. Read reviews of nearby sleep clinics and you’ll see reports of rooms too cold, too warm, not a clean environment and lengthy wait times.
Home Sleep Studies
The Snoring Center’s sleep study uses a simple device that you take home and wear to bed. Just bring it back the next day so we can evaluate and interpret the data to discuss the best treatment options for you.
To undergo a sleep study, patients are sent home with a portable device that is worn to bed for one night. The simple device fits on your wrist like a watch and connects to the fingertips. You simply push a button and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
The device can be returned the next day, and the data is immediately available for interpretation by our board-certified ear nose and throat doctors and can be acted upon in the same visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician or another doctor? No referral is required to visit the physicians at The Snoring Center.
What do I need to do before beginning my sleep study?
There isn’t much prep work before you begin your sleep study. We’ll have you fill out a sleep survey in order to understand a typical night. Then, we’ll show you how to use the device. It’s that simple.
Can I use data from my FitBit or smartwatch instead?
While data from your wearable device may give you insight into your health habits, they are not validated medical devices. The device we use during your sleep study measures arterial volume changes at your fingertip, which reflects sympathetic nervous system activation. It gives a true report of your oxygen levels during sleep and is designed specifically for assessing obstructive sleep apnea.
Is a sleep study or snoring study necessary for insurance to cover my sleep apnea treatment?
Yes, sleep apnea can only be diagnosed with a sleep study, and most of the time, insurance will pay for the sleep study. However, if you must yourself, the out-of-pocket cost is usually a few hundred dollars. As for snoring treatments, insurance typically won’t pay for those procedures, because snoring isn’t considered a medical issue.
I’m looking for a sleep study near me. Do I have to visit the Snoring Center before my home study?
Yes, before the test can take place, you will need to come to our office and pickup a sleep monitoring device, which is worn on your wrist and fingertips. Then, you will go home and experience a normal nights sleep. The next day, you will return to our office with the device and a doctor will review your results.