Home Sleep Test Frequently Asked Questions
Home Sleep Testing
How much does it cost?
This depends entirely on the individual insurance plan. The nightly charge is typically $300/night; which is significantly less than the $2,000-$5,000 charge for a facility-based test. Each insurance company and policy covers HST differently. We will verify the insurance coverage for each policy and will discuss expected out-of-pocket costs with the patient prior to services.
Who should have a Home Sleep Test (HST)?
Home Sleep Testing is designed for Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea candidates. Typical HST patients should be experiencing 2 or more of the following symptoms:
- loud snoring
- pauses in breathing during sleep, observed by others
- excessive daytime sleepiness (falling asleep inappropriately or easily)
- morning headaches
- high blood pressure
- diabetes (which may contribute to or be a consequence of sleep apnea)
- gastro esophageal reflux (heartburn)
- frequent night time urination
- memory problems
- concentration problems
- personality changes
How is a Home Sleep Test different than a Sleep Lab Test?
Compare Home Sleep Test (HST) vs. Polysomnography Lab Test (PSG)
What exactly will the HST show?
Our Home Sleep Test provides 9 channels of analytical sleep data
- Blood Oxygen Saturation
- Airflow (nasal pressure)
- Pulse Rate
- Head Position / Movement
- Sleep / Wake
- REM / NREM
- Apnea / Hypopnea Index (AHI)
- Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI)
When will results be sent to the Doctor?
The average turnaround time is 10 days from the initial referral. As soon as SleepSTAT receives the device from the patient, it is processed and made available for the Board Certified Sleep Physician for review and professional interpretation. In most cases, the sleep data is interpreted within 48 hours. The results are automatically sent to the referral physician (or healthcare provider).
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious medical condition. Learn more about Sleep Apnea.