An overnight sleep study at a hospital or "sleep lab" - a comprehensive recording of the bio-physiological changes that occur during sleep - has traditionally been the only way to accurately diagnose sleep apnea. Now, due to advances in technology, patients may now opt to have a home sleep test, or HST at home. An HST typically monitors between five and twelve body functions including brain wave activity, eye movements, muscle activity/tension, heart rhythm, achievement of various sleep stages, oral & nasal airflow and respiratory effort/efficiency during sleep.
Our home sleep study allows you to sleep in your own bed on your own schedule. No technician is required for set-up and your test can be scheduled within days... not weeks. It is often covered by most insurance plans with a low deductible and usually provides a very accurate representation of your actual sleep patterns. Patients may not be reimbursed by insurance for the study - but typically for treatment. It may be covered by you insurance plan.
Our HSS (home sleep study) also tests for Bruxism, which most home sleep studies do not, definitely not ones done at sleep centers. Also ours is at a fraction of the cost at $250 vs. $2500 at sleep centers!
The home sleep study system includes easy step-by-step instructions and voice prompted commands along with single-button simplicity. It is shipped directly to you at home and, when completed, you simply return the test unit in the postage paid package we provide. The results are interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician and made available to you through a consultation here with your sleep dentist in Ellicott City, Maryland.
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Call The Julian Center to learn more about alternatives to hospital sleep studies and how you can become a candidate for a home sleep test in Ellicott City.