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Home sleep study

The traditional way of testing for some of the sleep disorders is changing. With the availability of the more convenient, less expensive and more affordable home sleep studies, the traditional in the lab sleep studies are getting extinct. Many sleep centers have closed down due to insurances mandating home sleep studies as opposed to in lab sleep studies.

Home sleep studies at W8MD

What sleep conditions can be tested with home sleep study?

Home sleep studies are primarily used to rule out one of the most common sleep problem called sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

The sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) is a respiratory disorder characterized by frequent breathing cessations (apneas) or partial collapses (hypopneas) during sleep.

How is sleep apnea traditionally diagnosed?

The gold standard method for SAHS diagnosis is in-hospital, technician-attended nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) which is a labor-intensive, time-consuming, and relatively costly test, and limited availability, especially in remote areas. These drawbacks have led to large waiting lists, which delay diagnosis and treatment and limits its effectiveness as single diagnostic method for sleep apnea lead to the development of new home sleep studies which are proven to be as accurate and effective in diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.
Frequently asked questions related to home sleep studies
  • How is home sleep study performed?

At W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers, you come in to consult with one of our sleep physicians who will go over your sleep history, do a physical and determine if you need a home sleep study. If it was determined that you can benefit from a home sleep study, then the physician will order a home sleep study which will be performed at your home. The staff at W8MD will provide the instructions on how to use the equipment and how to return it back to the clinic after the sleep study so the staff can download the information for doctors to review. Once the sleep doctor reviews your sleep study, you will be asked to return for a result review visit.

  • What is the cost of home sleep study?

Although the cost varies from center to center, at W8MD, our self pay discounted home sleep study cost is only $300.00 per night, and we typically recommend a two night study. If you do the two night study, we do both nights for only $500.00 per night for self pay patients.

  • Does my insurance cover home sleep study?

If you have insurance, then they might cover the home sleep studies.

  • Where can I find a sleep clinic or center that offers home sleep studies?

Most W8MD centers offer home studies.

  • Are the home sleep studies as accurate to determine if I have sleep apnea?

Studies have shown that home sleep studies are atleast as good and reliable as in lab sleep studies when it comes to sleep apnea.

  • Can home sleep studies be used to diagnose other sleep disorders such as Narcolepsy?

No. Narcolepsy requires an in lab sleep study called Polysomnograph followed by an Multiple Sleep Latency Test(MSLT) to properly diagnose narcolepsy.

  • How long does it take to do a home sleep study and get the results?

At most W8MD centers, we can do the sleep studies and get the results within 1-2 weeks although some of the hospital based sleep centers can take up to 3 months to do the sleep studies.

List of insurances W8MD accepts for sleep studies.

What insurances W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers accept?

While each W8MD location accepts a different set of insurances based on what is popular in those areas, we can say that W8MD accepts most insurances. Some of the insurances we accept include, but not limited to the following:

How can W8MD help me if I need a home sleep study or other sleep studies?

Sleep medicine program uses state of the art technology including the convenient home sleep studies or in lab sleep diagnostic studies to diagnose and treat over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia to name a few. Learn more…

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