How to get a sleep apnea test (Home Sleep Test - (HST) ?
If you have trouble sleeping, snore or suspect that you have sleep apnea, it is important to take those signs seriously and follow these three simple steps:
Recognise your symptoms. Are they listed as common symptoms of sleep apnea or other respiratory conditions?
Take our Sleep Apnea Quiz to see if you are at risk
Talk to your doctor about how to get a sleep apnea test, either an overnight sleep lab test (known as polysomnography or PSG) OR take a home sleep test – (HST)
What is Home Sleep Test (HST)?
A Home Sleep Test (HST) is similar to a sleep lab or hospital setup, with the added comfort and convenience of being in your own home. Before a home sleep study night, a sleep clinician will show you how to apply the sensors and monitors, and how to use the recording device during the night.
On the night you have scheduled your home sleep test, you will follow your normal evening routine, prepare for sleep, attach everything as you have been shown and start the recording.
In the morning, you will remove everything as previously demonstrated and return the recording device to the clinic, sleep lab or hospital.
ResMed’s ApneaLink™ Air home sleep testing device includes a chest belt, nasal cannula, oximeter and recording device, which replace the sensors and tubes attached to you during a sleep study in a sleep lab while providing accurate and useful results.
Simple, fast and easy to use, the ApneaLink Air reports apneas, hypopneas, flow limitation, snoring, blood oxygen saturation and breathing patterns within the recording.