What is a Home Sleep Study?
A home sleep study is a good option for patients for many reasons: it’s less expensive and typically covered by most insurance companies, and nearly 85% of the time patients qualify for auto-pap.
While this is a convenient at-home solution for some, not every patient is eligible for a home sleep study. Patients with the following conditions are NOT candidates for a home sleep study:
- Congestive heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Obesity >60 BMI
- Moderate to severe pulmonary disease
- Pediatrics <18
- Central sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- General screening of asymptomatic populations