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Home Sleep Testing

The Sleep Disorders Center at Sibley Hospital now offers home sleep testing. In some cases, your insurance company may decide they want you to have a home study before you schedule a hospital-based sleep study, or you may prefer to test in the comfort of your bed.

A home sleep test (HST) is used exclusively to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and is appropriate for otherwise healthy adults with a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea. HSTs are not suited for:

  • Patients with significant medical disorders such as heart and lung disease
  • Patients with cognitive impairment
  • Patients with symptoms suggesting sleep disorders other than obstructive sleep apnea
  • Children (ages 18 and under)

How do I obtain a home sleep test?

  • Call our Intake Specialist at 202-660-7956 to learn more and be scheduled for a home sleep study
  • The Sleep Technologists at Sibley Hospital provide hands-on education and instruction on the testing process, easy set-up and use in your home

Your Results

Once the device is returned, the data is downloaded and shared with a Physician Sleep Specialist who will review your study and provide your referring physician with a report

The technologist scores the sleep study within 48 hours and sends it to the Sleep Center medical director, a physician who is board-certified in sleep medicine. Your referring physician will receive the results and will set up a time to review them with you. As clinically indicated, you may need a facility-based study or be set up with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine directly.

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