Houston Specialty Clinic
Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine located in Houston, and and Sugar Land, TX
Home sleep testing is a convenient way to find out if you have a sleep-related breathing problem like sleep apnea. Sleep medicine specialists Joshua Rotenberg, MD, and Sarat Susarla, MD, and Joseph L. Edmonds, M.D., FACS, FAAP provide home sleep testing at Houston Specialty Clinic in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas. Call today to find out if home sleep testing is right for you or your child.
Home Sleep Testing Q & A
What is home sleep testing?
A sleep test, or sleep study, is a way to monitor your breathing and measure your oxygen levels and heart rate during sleep. The team at Houston Specialty Clinic uses these tests to diagnose sleep apnea..
Unlike a full in-lab sleep study, home sleep testing focuses on obstructive breathing disorders in sleep, . This simplified sleep test is a portable breathing monitor that wear at home during your normal sleep routine.
Why would I need a home sleep test?
Home sleep testing helps the team at Houston Specialty Clinic diagnose sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder breathing pauses during sleep.
They may suspect you have sleep apnea if you snore,use the bathroom at night,wake up gasping,or feel tired during the day due to poor sleep quality. Another person in the house may notice signs of sleep apnea, such as loud snoring or breathing that stops and starts again throughout the night. Did you know that women with sleep apnea typically present with insomnia?
What are the benefits of home sleep testing?
Home sleep testing is convenient and accessible. The team at Houston Specialty Clinic gives you a testing kit that includes various sensors to track your oxygen levels, heart rate, and breathing.
During the sleep test, you follow your normal bedtime routine in the comfort of your own home. This may provide more accurate information than an in-lab sleep study, which usually takes place between 10 pm and 6 am, regardless of your usual sleep schedule.
Home sleep testing also provides faster results than in-lab tests, at a fraction of the cost. You can take the test as soon as you get the breathing monitor.
What are the next steps after home sleep testing?
After you complete the home sleep test, you return the test kit to the team at Houston Specialty Clinic. Our newest devices are disposable after the test! (We will let yow know if you pitch the device!) The results can confirm sleep apnea speeding treatment. In some cases, you may need additional testing, such as an in-lab sleep study.
To learn more about home sleep testing, call Houston Specialty Clinic today.