Level 2 Home Sleep Testing Coming Soon
Home sleep testing is now available as an alternative to a sleep laboratory visit. Portable monitoring equipment is used to assess your sleep in the comfort of your own bed. Whereas sleep laboratory studies using a minimum of 7 channels are classified as a Level 1 study, home studies are classified as Level 2, 3 and 4 depending on the number of channels recorded.
A Level 2 home study records a minimum of 7 channels of data and measures actual sleep time, which is the same as a full sleep study conducted in a laboratory yet there is no sleep technologist present for a home study.
Home sleep testing is not recommended if you have serious conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). If a sleep study is advisable yet significant health problems prevent you from meeting the standards for portable monitoring, then follow-up with your personal physician advising testing in a local sleep laboratory may be recommended.