4 Better Sleep Centers is also accredited for Out Of Center testing also known as home sleep studies. Based on the patient’s clinical profile, a home study may be an appropriate first step. For example, patients who have a high likelihood of having apnea based on symptoms and physical exam, but do not have any significant comorbid illnesses, a home study is often appropriate.
However, it should be understood that home studies are not right for everyone. Home studies do not give information about sleep quality itself and often underestimate the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. Patients who have conditions such as restless legs, periodic limb movements or parasomnias such as sleepwalking are not good candidates for home studies. Also, patients who had a low likelihood of having apnea, but have significant sleep complaints such ashypersomnia should not have a home study as a first step. Patients who have an inconclusive home study will need and attended in lab study to verify the diagnosis.
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