Home Sleep Tests

Sleep disorders are problems associated with sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep through the night, feeling sleepy during the day, or waking up feeling exhausted. Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder in which breathing stops or gets very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses last between 10 to 20 seconds or more. Apnoea causes sleep disruption as a result of reduced oxygen level in the blood.

Your doctor will diagnose sleep apnoea based on your signs and symptoms, your medical and family histories, a physical examination, and test results from sleep studies.

Sleep studies are tests that monitor what happens to your breathing while you sleep.

Home-Based Portable Monitor: Your doctor may provide you a home-based portable monitor to diagnose sleep apnoea. These tests usually involve the measurement of airflow and breathing patterns. Your doctor may use these results to find out whether you require a full PSG study in a sleep center.