There are several different home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) devices available. If you would like to learn more about home tests we offer at Lakeland Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center, click here for additional information.
On the day of your HSAT, try to keep your regular routine, don’t nap, and don’t drink caffeine after lunch. When you wake in the morning, remove all the sensors and take the device back to the sleep center.
What happens after my HSAT:
- Information gathered during your sleep study will be interpreted by a sleep specialist
- Your health care provide will discuss your results with you and may recommend an in-lab sleep study if the HSAT did not record enough data for a diagnosis or if your results indicate you do not have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- You may be started on treatment, which may include Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy, a plan to lose weight if you are overweight, or possibly surgery to reduce the tissue in your throat or to help you lose weight
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (sleepeducation.org)