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Home Sleep Tests

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends a Home Sleep Test to be used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) only and should be performed in conjunction with a comprehensive sleep evaluation.

If a sleep medicine consultation is necessary, please contact PCI Neurology at (319)398-1721 for scheduling.

Home Sleep Study Decision Process

1. Comprehensive Sleep Evaluation: Recommendations include, but are not limited to symptoms of disruptive snoring, disturbed sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness evidenced by Epworth Sleepiness Scale, witnessed apnea events during sleep, and/or choking/gasping during sleep.

2. Terms: Home Sleep Test, Portable Monitoring, Limited Channel Testing, Out of Center Testing all mean the same thing.

3. Apnea: Greek term for suspension of external breathing.

4. Co-Morbid Medical Disorders: Recommendations include, but are not limited to pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, morbid obesity, and/or neuromuscular diseases such as Parkinson's, stroke or epilepsy.

5. Co-Morbid Sleep Disorders: Recommendations include, but are not limited to narcolepsy, parasomnias, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorder and/or central sleep apnea.

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