Why a Home Sleep Test?
There are two general ways to test for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – patients can visit a sleep center in a hospital or standalone facility for an overnight technician-monitored test, or they can take a test at home in their own bed.
Approximately 3.5 million diagnostic OSA sleep tests are ordered each year. An estimated 80% of these tests are appropriate for home sleep testing, where the patient is able to complete a sleep test in the comfort, convenience, and privacy of his/her own home.
Home sleep testing eliminates waiting periods and improves test completion rates:
- It can take weeks to get an appointment at a sleep center; home sleep testing can happen next day
- Up to 15% of patients fail to make their appointments at a sleep center due to fear, inconvenience or delays in scheduling
- The natural at-home sleep environment facilitates a normal night’s sleep, improving the accuracy of test results
- Home sleep testing is affordable – for both payers and patients – typically producing a significant savings versus overnight sleep center testing
The AccuSom® home sleep test is easy, convenient, and comfortable for patients 18 years of age and older, and is covered by most major insurance plans.
If you are a patient, please visit the Patient section of our website to learn more about OSA and home testing.
If you are a physician or healthcare professional, please visit the Professionals section of our website to learn more about how AccuSom can fit into your practice.