– (805) 557-9930 – Is a home sleep test just as accurate for diagnosing sleep apnea as an in-clinic sleep study? Dr. Ronald Popper produced this video FAQ series on obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, as well as chronic severe snoring, to address your general questions about sleep and sleep disorders. In this video, Dr. Popper discusses whether or not a home sleep test is as accurate for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea as an in-clinic sleep study.
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"In patients with a high pre-test probability of having obstructive sleep apnea and the absence of other medical disorders that can mimic OSA, home sleep tests have been found to reliably diagnose OSA.
However, since the equipment is applied by the patient without the benefit of a qualified sleep technician assuring a proper setup, there is a significant possibility that the test results may not be adequate for diagnosis. Tests often must be repeated due to poor signal quality. In addition, most home sleep tests only monitor breathing, oxygen levels and heart rate. There is no monitoring of sleep stages or muscle activity.
Hello. I'm Doctor Ronald Popper, thanks for watching. If you or a loved one needs more information on sleep disorders, please visit our website at sleep md 4 you dot com, where you'll find more videos in this series as well as our white paper on Obstructive Sleep Apnea that is free for you to download. For a direct consultation, you can reach us through our website or by calling the number on your screen. Remember, sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow."
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