In a world where hectic schedules often disrupt our sleep patterns, the importance of a good night’s rest cannot be overstated. For people with sleep apnea, a good night’s rest may not come as easy, and getting the help you need to fix your sleep apnea hasn’t always been convenient.
Not until the at-home sleep study test—a solution that offers insights into our sleep health from the comfort of our own beds. You no longer need the overnight stay at sleep clinics. Instead, this approach allows us to understand our sleep apnea patterns within our own home.
What is an At-Home CPAP Sleep Test?
At-home CPAP sleep tests, also known as home sleep apnea tests (HSATs) or portable sleep studies, are diagnostic tools designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy for individuals with suspected or diagnosed sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, leading to fragmented sleep patterns and potential health risks.
How does an At-Home Sleep Study Test Work?
Traditionally, diagnosing sleep apnea required spending a night at a sleep clinic, where various sensors and monitors would be attached to the individual to record their sleep patterns, breathing, and other parameters. However, at-home CPAP sleep tests have revolutionized this process by allowing individuals to conduct the test in the comfort of their own homes.
During the process, you will receive your at-home sleep test, and then follow the instructions on setting it up. If you plan on using the WatchPAT One sleep test, it is easy to set up, and the results are sent straight to your physician once the test is complete.
The WatchPAT One includes a wrist band, chest sensor, and a finger probe which all help with reading your vitals for the at-home sleep apnea test. To learn more about the process, you can watch the instructional video below.
Benefit of At-Home Sleep Tests
- Test in the Comfort of Your Own Home
The biggest takeaway for at-home sleep tests is that you can do them within the comfort of your own home. Before at-home sleep tests, people would need to go to a sleep clinic and get hooked up to many different machines. This type of environment could be intimidating and could potentially have a negative influence on your sleep. Now, people can take the test from their home while still enjoying their regular sleep schedule.
- No Major Planning
People with kids or dogs may relate to this one the most, but at-home sleep tests allow you to proceed with the test when you are ready. No need to stay the night in a sleep lab and find a babysitter or dogsitter to watch your family.
- Easy to Set Up
Before you go to bed, you will work within the WatchPAT One app to get you set up. This easy, step-by-step guide will help you get your at-home sleep test attached and ready to track your sleep.
- Quick Results
The data from at-home sleep tests is normally sent straight to the physician. This helps streamline the process for your results to be read and reviewed at a much faster rate.
- Readily Available
Most individuals with sleep apnea go years of being untreated due to their location, cost, transportation, and many other factors can now easily get access to the treatment they need. At-home sleep tests provide everyone with an opportunity to
Because sleep clinics carry more overhead costs, there is a potential for them to be more expensive. At-home sleep tests generally cost less, making them a more budget-friendly option.
Where to Buy
After you speak with your physician and decide an at-home sleep test is right for you, you can find our sleep test, the WatchPAT One, here! It is a disposable, easy-to-use sleep apnea test that will send the results straight to your physician. It is also an extremely comfortable test that won’t interrupt your normal sleeping schedule or sleeping position.
If you have questions or want to learn more about at-home sleep tests, you can contact us today (bottom left corner of your screen!). We can also help you understand if a sleep study is right for you, and can guide you on your journey to remedying your sleep apnea.