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Home sleep testing, or HST, occurs when you sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about breathing during sleep. HST is used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea.
HST is different from a sleep study in a lab because you are sleeping at home and using different equipment. There is no tehcnologist at your home like there is in a lab. You will set up the testing equipment yourself.
On the day of your HST:
- Keep your regular routine as much as possible
- Don't nap
- Don't drink caffeine after lunch
- Speak with your healthcare provider about whether or not to take your regular medication on the day of your HST
How To Use Your HST
You will be given instructions on how to attach the sensors and use your HST. Below is a video that shows how to connect your device properly.