What Is A Home Sleep Test FAQ 6 Los Angeles Malibu Thousand Oaks Ronald Popper
What is a home sleep testé A home sleep test is a portable device thatcan be used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in an appropriate patient inthe comfort of their own home. This device usually measures four parametersof sleep; respiratory effort, by attaching a belt across the chest and the abdomen todemonstrate efforts to breath there's usually a cannulatype device thathas probes inside the nostrils and above the lip to measure airflow or air pressure and a pulse oximeter, which is a clip thatfits over the fingernail bed and measures
both oxygen and heart rate. This device is useful in patients who havea high al index of suspicion for having obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and haveno comorbid al conditions such as chronic heart or lung disorders or chronic brain disorders. A positive home sleep test confirms the diagnosisof obstructive sleep apnea. However, if a patient who has a high alsuspicion for obstructive sleep apnea has a negative home sleep test, they should bereferred to a sleep center for an inlab complete polysomnographic evaluation to confirm orrefute that diagnosis.
I'm Ronald Popper, medical director ofthe Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks,California. To view more tutorials that help to address allof your questions about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, please visit our websiteat SleepMD4You . Thank you for watching and always remember,sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow.