HOME SLEEP TEST (HST) IN HOUSTON
USA Sleep Study testing facilities offers a comfortable homelike setting with personal private rooms and care. All of our rooms feature private bathrooms, wireless internet, cable television, and comfortable bedding for your convenience.
All USA Sleep Study centers are staffed with a Board Certified physician and professionally trained staff. We offer a wide range of options for your sleep concerns, and state of the art equipment to provide our patients with top tier sleep recordings during their stay.
WHAT IS A HOME SLEEP TEST?
Quality sleep means more than just long hours in the bed. Lack of quality sleep can lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and diabetes. If you suffer from snoring, have a family history of sleep conditions, frequently fall asleep at inappropriate times, or if you feel fatigued, a sleep study can help diagnose your sleep conditions and offer various solutions to ensure you a healthy and comfortable sleep going forward.
If you have symptoms of sleep apnea as described above, you may be referred by your physician to complete a sleep study. A home sleep test (HST), is a sleep study test that is taken from the comfort of your own home. Much like our in-clinic sleep study test, the patient will come into the sleep clinic after their sleep assessment. Once the sleep assessment is completed, and/or a referral from your physician has been received, you will be provided with home sleep test equipment and a demonstration on how to successfully administer your sleep test at home.
HOW CAN A HOME SLEEP TEST HELP ME?
Home sleep tests are primarily used to diagnose paitents with obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA), is one of the most common forms of sleep apnea. Symptoms of OSA includes heavy breathing followed by loud gasps, body jerks, or snorts that make you jump in the middle of your sleep. A home sleep test can help diagnosis your sleep concerns with OSA from the comfort of your own home.
A home sleep test is generally only referred by a physician for the testing of moderate to severe sleep apnea. This testing will allow one of our sleep specialists to score your study after your home sleep test is complete, and provide your physician with results of your test for proper diagnosis of treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A HOME SLEEP TEST?
Prior to testing, you will either receive a referral from your physician, or would have already consulted with a member of our staff to determine your diagnosis for the testing. Once you have been instructed of which testing procedure you will be receiving, a member of our staff will schedule your appointment accordingly for you to receive the equipment needed for your home sleep test.
Your home sleep test equipment will include a package containing a small nasal cannula to measure airflow, a finger dip that is used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood, and a belt that will be applied around the upper chest to measure respiratory effort. During testing, it is important that you make sure that the equipment is on properly without any malfunction.
After successful completion of your home sleep test, your results are scored after all equipment has been returned to the facility. Your sleep technician will score the test, and your results will be sent to your physician for diagnosis. USA Sleep Study is in network and contracted with many insurance providers, and we also offer discounts for cash pay patients. To learn more about how a home sleep test can help you, or to schedule a assessment, contact us today.
Below is a description of some of the main sleep related issues we’re testing you for: