In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing
Berger/Henry ENT Center
Jamestown Medical Building
Chestnut Hill Medical Building
The Oaks Medical Center
Date Posted: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Alan Berger
WHAT IS HOME SLEEP TESTING?
A sleep study, also known as polysomnography or PSG, is required to make the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The sleep study is a non-invasive and painless test. Monitors are placed on a patient to evaluate and record your sleep. This is typically performed in a sleep lab or hospital. However, recent technologic advancements have enabled patients to perform this test at home. This test is referred to as a home sleep study.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOME SLEEP TESTING?
Home sleep studies have been shown to be effective and accurate. Home tests may not be for everyone. If you suffer from serious heart or other medical conditions, it may be safer to have your test performed in a sleep lab. Speak with your sleep apnea doctor to determine which test is best for you.