How to Conduct a Home Sleep Test
HST units also include various functions, making it possible to track a number of different activities and movements. Here we will cover how to use the device, perform a test, and provide more information about its functions.
Use a Home Sleep Test Device
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an HST is an excellent alternative to in-lab testing adding a level of convenience and comfort. The DreamClear unit is sent directly to the patient’s home along with a return label and package. Disposable sensors help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Perform a Home Sleep Test
To perform the test, turn on the device and pair it with the app. Videos within the app demonstrate how to connect the sensors. For accurate results, get at least six hours of continuous sleep and complete the test in the morning through the app. Remove and dispose of all sensors after completion.
Functions of an HST Unit
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) – brain activity (attach to the scalp)
- Electrooculography (EOG) – eye movements (apply just outside of eyes)
- Electromyography (EMG) – muscle movements (applied to legs and chin)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) – heart rate and rhythm (chest belt wrapped around the body at chest level)
- Nasal cannula – air flow (placed in the nose and around the ears)
- Chest belt – respiratory movement (around chest)
- Pulse oximetry – effort and oxygen saturation (most commonly placed on finger but could also be placed on earlobe or toe)
Partner with DreamClear for Home Sleep Testing
REMware has designed and curated a cutting-edge home sleep test unit with a streamlined process for receiving the sleep device, testing overnight, and receiving a diagnosis. To learn more about using the DreamClear unit, schedule a demo with a member of our team today.