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Home Sleep Test

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If your doctor suspects you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, he or she will recommend a polysomnogram, also known as a sleep study. Although this type of test is typically done in our Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, advances in sleep medicine now allow some patients to undergo a home sleep test.

What Does a Home Sleep Test Involve?

The home sleep test is a modified version of a sleep study, self-administered in your home with a portable monitor, rather than sleeping overnight in a sleep laboratory. The home sleep test – which you’ll receive in the mail – will measure your oxygen saturation, heart rate and air flow. It will also record snoring and sleep positions.  Your doctor will instruct you how long to sleep with the device. Typically, you’ll be asked to wear the device 7 hours minimum for two nights.

Your results will be given to you at your follow-up visit. If the home sleep test monitor is not returned promptly, your follow-up care may be delayed.  You will be given a 24-hour number to call if you have any problems or questions using the monitor.

Appointments & Assistance

Your first step is to schedule an initial consultation with a Jefferson sleep specialist. When you schedule your appointment, we will provide you with an in-depth patient questionnaire. Please fill out the questionnaire completely before your appointment and remember to bring it with you. If you have additional questions about the test, please call the Jefferson Sleep Disorder Center at 215-955-6175.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (800-533-5669) or