Home Sleep Study - Bring the Sleep Center to Your House

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Home Sleep Study Center for Bay Area
Many of our patients are concerned when we recommend having a sleep study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea. The thought of finding and spending the night in a sleep center or sleep clinic can cause anxiety. No need to worry though.

Sleep centers and sleep studies have come a long way in the last five years. Many of the sleep clinics we work with have TVs, full beds, private bathrooms, and feel more like a small condo than a sleep center. The other great news is the availability of the home sleep study. We now offer a portable and easy way to have a sleep study done in the comfort of your own home and, most importantly, your own bed.

When Do We Recommend a Home Sleep Study?

Recently Medicare and many of the common medical insurance companies started recognizing home sleep testing or ambulatory sleep tests as a reliable and safe way to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. This doesn’t mean that we no longer need or work with sleep centers or sleep clinics. We still do. Only now we use sleep studies done in sleep centers for more complex or more involved diagnosis. When patients come to us looking to rule out obstructive sleep apnea we usually recommend the home sleep test as a quick, easy way to answer their question. If the results are negative and they still have symptoms or other concerns then we refer them out to a sleep disorder center for more extensive testing.

How does a Home Sleep Test Work?

Home Sleep Study ARES Sleep Apnea Home Test
While there are a few home sleep study systems available right now we work with the ARES monitor from WaterMark Medical. The ARES home sleep system measures a number of critical components of your sleep cycles such as blood oxygen saturation, pule rate, airflow, respiratory effort,snoring levels, head movement and position etc.

All of these measurements are made while you sleep and are used by our sleep physician to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. While a home sleep study cannot be used to rule out central sleep apnea (CSA) or periodic limb movement syndrome and other sleep disorders, it is a great way to verify if your snoring and fatigue are symptoms of sleep apnea.

Does Medical Insurance or MediCare Cover a Home Sleep Study?

Yes. Medicare and many medical insurance carriers recognize a home sleep study as an accurate way to rule out obstructive sleep apnea. As a result they are starting to cover this expense. If you have any questions around your medical insurance or Medicare coverage please give us a call. We’d be happy to take a look for you.

Do We Take Your Medical Insurance?

Since we work with a number of board certified sleep physicians around the Bay Area the chances are very good that the test will be considered in-network for your insurance plan. The best thing to do is give us a call. Once we have your insurance information we can call and see if we are in-network for you.

Taking a Home Sleep Study Test

Below is a short video on the ARES home sleep apnea test system. We chose the ARES over the WatchPat as it is recognized as the industry leader in home diagnostic testing for OSA. It is also recognized by more sleep physicians and medical insurance companies as the most accurate and easy to use system. Finally, Medicare recognizes the ARES home sleep test system as a better way to get an accurate measurement of sleep since you are sleeping in your own bed, in your own house.

Scheduling a Home Sleep Study

Its easy to set up a home sleep study with our office. We work with multiple board certified sleep physicians in the Bay Area to evaluate and interpret your sleep test results as well as provide you with the medical diagnosis and referral forms. If you have medical insurance we can usually get in-network coverage for you in just a few days. We also offer a home sleep study for patients without medical insurance coverage and Medicare. Set up and training only takes about an hour. Once we have the data it usually takes our sleep physicians a few days to interpret your results.

Would you like to set up a Home Sleep Study appointment?
Please give us a call or send us an e-mail


Dr. Sherry Tsai provides home sleep study - ambulatory sleep test - for the bay area, peninsula, Millbrae, San Bruno, Burlingame, San Mateo and the Bay Area

88 Capuchino Dr.  
Millbrae CA 94030

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