What is an In Home Sleep Test?
- An In Home Sleep Test is modified sleep test performed in your home with a portable device.
- In Home Sleep Tests are primarily used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- These tests use lightweight portable devices to monitor your sleep position, snoring, oxygen level, heart rate, air flow and breathing effort.
What is the difference between an In Home and an In Lab Sleep Test?
- An In Home Sleep Test is performed in your home versus staying overnight at a sleep lab.
- In Home Sleep Tests use portable monitoring devices that measure oxygen level, heart rate, air flow, breathing effort, snoring and sleep position.
- In Lab Sleep Tests are performed with additional equipment. This allows labs to also measure brain waves, sleep time, EKG and leg movements.
- During an In Lab Sleep Test you are observed by a licensed sleep technologist who makes necessary adjustments throughout the night.
Is an In Home Sleep Test better than an In Lab Test?
- Insurance companies often require In Home Sleep Tests for cost savings.
- In Home Sleep Tests are done in private and at home versus in lab with an observer.
- Despite these modifications, In Home Sleep Tests are comparable to In Lab tests in the diagnosis of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- For some sleep disorders an In Lab Test is preferred. For instance, if you currently require additional oxygen to sleep, In Lab Testing is essential.
Is the In Home Sleep Test monitoring device complicated?
- The device is small, lightweight, and portable.
- There are four basic steps to using the device:
- Place a belt around your chest.
- Attach a clip to your finger.
- Apply an airflow sensor under your nose.
- Turn on the device.
- Each device includes a helpful step-by-step direction sheet.
- Patient educators are available 24 hours a day to answer questions.
How do I schedule an In Home Sleep Test?
- In Home Sleep Tests require a signed order from a physician.
- Speak with your physician about your symptoms and about an In Home Sleep Test.
- Your physician can fax their order to Millennium Sleep Lab at 1-844-242-9966.
- We can then help you verify your insurance coverage for the test.
- If you do not have a physician, we can help you find a sleep doctor in your area. Please call Millennium Sleep Lab at 1-877-933-9470.
What is the cost for an In Home Sleep Test?
- Most insurance plans offer coverage for In Home Sleep Tests.
- Millennium Sleep Lab and our providers are in network with most insurance plans.
- We work with your insurance to determine your out of pocket expenses before your test is scheduled.
- We also have a cash pay option for those without insurance.
If you have any questions on costs or insurance coverage, call us at 877-933-9470.