Home Sleep Testing
We provide an increasingly useful and accessible way to confirm OSA by measuring oxygen saturation, heart rate, air flow and effort while also recording details about snoring and position. This can be done in your home via a home based sleep test.
The first step is to do a sleep apnea test. Your doctor may refer you for either a portable sleep study or an in laboratory sleep study (Polysomnography). If you have been referred for a portable sleep study, a qualified technician will set you up and show you on how to use the monitor overnight in your house. You will be given instructions and questionnaires to fill out in order to have a successful screen of your sleep disorder. You will only be required to sleep one night with the monitor on, and you will put three to five sensors on your body before you start sleeping. These sensors will collect information such as your heart rate, oxygen levels, and nasal airway pressure and snore. This information is downloaded the next day, and sent to a sleep physician to be interpreted.
The interpretation results will be sent to your family doctor in 4-10 days. Currently there is NO FEE to do a portable sleep study at PulseAir.
TEST INSTRUCTIONS: There will be intake forms for you upon arrival, please arrive 10 minutes prior with your Health Care Card and photo I.D.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor; PulseAir disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on this information.