With our CleveMed Home Sleep Testing device, you can enjoy the comfort of your own bed during an evaluation of sleep apnea. No doctor visit or prescription is required for the Home Sleep Test!
There several ways to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients can visit a sleep center in a hospital or stand-alone facility for an overnight Sleep Technician-monitored test, or patients can elect to take a Home Sleep Test (HST).
Approximately 4 million OSA sleep tests are performed each year for various reasons. An estimated 80% of these tests are appropriate for home sleep testing, where the patient is able to complete a sleep test in the comfort, convenience, and privacy of his/her own home. Home sleep testing eliminates waiting periods and improves test completion and success rates:
In the past, OSA was diagnosed by spending a night in facility based sleep lab, called a polysomnography or PSG. A PSG records multiple biophysiological signals throughout the night after sensors have been applied over much of the body. In addition to being able to tell if you have sleep apnea, a PSG can tell what percentage of time you are spending in each stage of sleep (which is a measure of how efficiently you are sleeping) and whether you have other, more rare disorders such as a sleep movement disorder or narcolepsy.
Your physician can also determine if you have sleep apnea symptoms by asking you a series of sleep related questions. Based on the score of these questions, he or she can order a Home Sleep Test or HST. The advantage of the HST is that you are being recorded in your own bed, so it is more likely to reflect what actually happens each night. It is also significantly less expensive and more convenient.
CPAP EquipSource is a cash only medical distributor and does not accept insurance assignment and is not a participating provider with any insurance companies. Purchasing through us often cheaper than your copay and deductible through insurance or renting a machine. Check with your private insurer to see if they will reimburse you directly for the purchase. Medicare, Medicaid and other government run healthcare programs will not reimburse customers for out of pocket purchases.