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Oral Appliance Therapy HOME SLEEP TESTING


In order to understand the nature and severity of your Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a polysomnogram, or “in lab sleep test” is often required.

 

At West Coast Snore and Sleep Apnea Solutions, we offer a free “at home sleep test” called the ARES for patients of record. Simply print and fill out the questionnaire below and bring it with you to your upcoming appointment.

 

We advise that you fill out the questionnaire honestly as the answers to these questions are key in providing you with the specialized care you require.

 

ARES Home Sleep Test

 

What Is the ARES Home Sleep Test?

The ARES “at home sleep test” is a wireless, lightweight, and compact device that is worn over the forehead during sleep. The ARES is worn for two full, consecutive nights and is responsible for measuring your snoring levels, head position, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation.

 

Once the test is complete, the data will be sent to a board certified Sleep Medicine physician for interpretation. After the sleep physician has made a diagnosis, Dr. Henninger will discuss the results with you in detail and help determine what type of treatment you need.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Are home sleep tests accurate?

Yes! The ARES home sleep test is an incredibly accurate and effective way to diagnose sleep disorders from the comfort of your own home. The device measures a number of factors, such as blood oxygen saturation, breathing patterns, and more. Once you’ve completed your sleep test, the data is sent to a board certified Sleep Medicine physician for a precise diagnosis.

How do you prepare for a sleep test?

To prepare for an at-home sleep test, Dr. Henninger recommends following these helpful tips for an effective diagnosis:

  • Avoid napping the day of your test
  • Steer clear of caffeine after noon
  • Eat a full, well-balanced dinner
  • Eliminate distractions in the bedroom
  • Wind down and relax before going to sleep

How long is a sleep test?

Generally, home sleep testing requires at least seven hours of sleep. At West Coast Snore and Sleep Apnea Solutions, we provide the ARES “at home sleep test” and ask that you wear the device for two full, consecutive nights. The device measures your sleeping patterns so that a board certified sleep physician can make a diagnosis for your condition.

I took a home sleep test. What happens next?

Once you complete a sleep test, we’ll personally send the data to a board certified Sleep Medicine physician. They’ll review your snoring levels, head position, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation while sleeping and make a diagnosis. Afterwards, Dr. Henninger will work with you and your physician to help determine the best, most effective treatment for your lifestyle.

ARES Sleep Questionnaire