Home Sleep StudiesHome sleep studies are now a reality, making diagnostic sleep studies more accessible and user friendly to people all around Queensland.
Home sleep studies, otherwises known as 'portable diagnostic sleep studies', 'portable polysomnograms' or 'in home sleep studies' are now an accepted diagnostic tool for medical professionals.
Until recently, sleep studies were performed primarily in an 'attended' setting, typically in a hospital based sleep unit, where trained sleep scientists observed the patient throughout the night. More recently, the introduction of state-of-the-art portable diagnostic technology has meant in-home or portable sleep studies are now a completely viable alternative in many cases.
Obviously, home sleep studies allow the patient to sleep in the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom. Apart from being less daunting and less expensive, these home sleep studies also provide a more typical sleeping environment for the sleep study to be conducted in.
High quality recorders monitor brainwave activity, cardiac activity, blood oxygen levels, breathing patterns and stoppages, limb movements, sleeping position and much more. The recorded data is then downloaded and provided to specialist, independent sleep physicians who diagnose the condition and prescribe an appropriate form of treatment.
If you have been referred by your doctor for a sleep study and would prefer to have an in home sleep study with a portable diagnostic recorder, contact us on 1300 246 637 for a free, no obligation chat with a friendly treatment coordinator, or complete the form below to begin arranging an in home sleep study.