Home Sleep Tests (HSTs) have burst onto the scene as an alternative to traditional sleep studies where the patient spends the night in a lab with a sleep tech conducting the study, but not everyone will fit the criteria for an HST. At the Alaska Sleep Clinic, our Sleep Specialists will look at your medical history, sleep habits and sleep issues to decide if an HST is best for you.
Sleep studies are the diagnostic tool used to identify sleep disorders. These are performed under the care of sleep professionals in one of two settings: in-lab or a home sleep test. There are pros and cons to each environment but make no mistake. Completing an in-lab study is proven to be much more effective and controlled than a home sleep test.