Q: What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is simply a process of monitoring a person’s body position, breathing pattern, oxygen level, heart rate, and chest effort in order to determine if there are any sleep disorders such as sleep apnea that are preventing a person from getting the proper rest the body needs to function and remain healthy.
Q: What is a Home Sleep Study?
It used to be that a sleep study had to be conducted in a sleep study lab or facility with sophisticated equipment and a nurse monitoring you through the night. Many people had a hard time falling a sleep and staying a sleep in the sleep test lab, even people without a sleep disorder. Due to advancements in technology, it is now possible to do a sleep study at home using a Home Sleep Test kit. Now, people can get tested for sleep apnea at home in the comfort of their own bed.
Q: What is a Home Sleep Test?
A Home Sleep Test is a device that you wear at night. It has a chest belt, finger probe, and a Nasal Cannula. It uses these attachments to record body position, breathing pattern, oxygen level, heart rate, and chest effort. It allows a Doctor to compile all this information to determine if you have Sleep Apnea.
Q: How much does a sleep study cost?
The Home Sleep Test kit
is only $195 without Insurance. This price includes the sleep test equipment and shipping both ways. No hidden fees.
Q: Do I need a Prescription for this Sleep Test?
We do not require a Prescription for a Self-Pay Sleep Test.
Q: Will this test work for my DOT health Card?
Yes. This test will work for your DOT Health Card needs. If the Doctor diagnosis you with Sleep Apnea and prescribes something additional like a CPAP machine. You may be required by the DOT clinic to perform the actions that Doctor has recommended.
Q: What happens if I need a CPAP Machine?
In many cases the Doctor will recommend treatment of Sleep Apnea via CPAP therapy. If that is the case we can offer you great prices on CPAP packages that will fit your needs. Additionally, we also offer compliance monitoring complimentary with all of our CPAPs. This allows us to report your compliance/usage to the DOT clinic you are working with.
Q: What is Considered Compliant on a CPAP?
Compliance Standards can be different from DOT clinic to clinic. It can also be different from Company Policy to Company Policy if you are employed by a Specific company. However, Industry Standards define compliance as using the CPAP 4 or more hours per day for 70% of the days you have it. Please click here for a detailed description of CPAP Compliance (link to compliance page).
Q: How much does a CPAP machine cost?
CPAP machines range in price. You will need to make sure that whichever CPAP you choose that you it will provide the long term compliance information that you need. We have packages starting at $695 that include EVERYTHING you need. Including Compliance reporting. Click here for our CPAP packages.
Q: How long do I use the sleep test?
The test is designed to be completed in just one night. However, if the test shows an incomplete red light it can be redone the following night to get a better result. The test will require a minim of 4 hours usage to be considered complete.
Q: How long does a sleep study take?
The most time-consuming part of the test is the shipping and it is typically 2 days shipping both directions. If you perform the test on the night that you receive the test the timeline will be: 2 days to get to you, 1 day to perform the test, 2 days to get back to us.
Q: What do sleep studies diagnose?
Sleep studies can reveal a variety of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, and other things like sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder.
Q: What if I can’t sleep during a sleep study?
No worries. That’s exactly what the test is for. If you don’t usually have trouble falling a sleep, then try the test again the next night. If you continue to have a problem falling a sleep, you may have some sort of Insomnia
which our test may determine.
Q: How long does it take to get my sleep study test results?
Once we receive the test back from you we typically have the results in 24-48 business hours.
Q: Where do I perform the sleep test?
The sleep test is performed wherever you sleep. That can be at home, in a sleeper cab, etc. No need to take time off for a night spent in a sleep lab.
* Sleep Study Test Results are provided within 1-2 days business days from the day we receive your completed sleep test.
* Same Day Shipping on orders placed Monday-Friday by 3:00 pm EST.