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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

Your Situation:

Sitting and Reading

Watching Television

Sitting inactive in a public place

As a car passenger for 1 hour, no break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol

In a car stopped in traffic


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Can Home Sleep Testing Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea?


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.



  1. Some patients do not feel comfortable sleeping in a hospital or lab.  They find their own bed more comfortable and are able to fall asleep easier.  Also, sleeping in your own bed is likely to give a more accurate picture of your typical sleep pattern.
  2. It is also helpful for those with trouble arranging time out of their schedules to spend the night in-lab.  Furthermore, for patients who may have difficulty leaving their home or finding transportation, the home sleep may be more convenient.
  3. Less expensive.  Home sleep tests are significantly less costly than “in-lab” studies.  In fact, many health insurance companies are recommending that home sleep studies be performed on most patients suspected of having sleep apnea

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.