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ApneCare Sleep Lab

Sleep Lab located in Mesa, AZ & Bakersfield, CA

While an in-lab sleep study provides the best data, there are times when your sleep needs to be tested in the comforts of your own home. To accommodate this, the sleep specialists at ApneCare Sleep Lab in Mesa, Arizona, and Bakersfield, California, work with you in order to gather crucial sleep information while you sleep in your own bed with home sleep testing. To learn more about home sleep testing, call or book an appointment online.

Home Sleep Testing Q & A

What is home sleep testing?

Home sleep testing is a great alternative to an in-lab sleep study when circumstances dictate that home testing is the best solution. These circumstances may include:

  • A disability that requires you to sleep at home
  • Young children who are nervous about sleeping away from home
  • The inability to free yourself up for a night, such as childcare
  • Anxiety issues that would interfere with a sleep test performed elsewhere

Whatever the reason, the sleep specialists at ApneCare Sleep Lab work with you to ensure that home testing delivers the needed data.

Why do I need a sleep test?

Sleep is critical to your overall health and wellness and when sleep issues creep in, they can disrupt your daily life in serious ways that affect your:

  • Mood
  • Performance
  • Heart health

Through home sleep testing, important information is gathered to get to the root of your sleep disorder, which may be caused by: 

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleepwalking, nightmares, and night terrors 

This harmless test provides critical, actionable data to get you on the road to better sleep.

How do I prepare for home sleep testing?

If you need to test your sleep at home, your first step is to visit the ApneCare Sleep Lab in order to pick up the monitoring equipment. The sleep technicians go over every detail of the operation of the equipment to ensure that you’re able to use it correctly once you’re at home. After you’ve checked out on the monitor, you’re free to go.

Just as with an in-lab sleep study, you also need to take a few steps to prepare yourself for the at-home test, primarily: 

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages on the day of the test
  • Don’t take a nap during the day

One of the biggest benefits of an in-lab sleep study is that ApneCare Sleep Lab provides a distraction-free environment in which to sleep. For home testing, you need to ensure that your sleep is free from interruption as best you can.

Once everything is quiet and you’re ready for bed, simply hook up the monitor and go to sleep if possible.

To learn more about home testing, call ApneCare Sleep Lab for details, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.