A home sleep apnea test is a very simplified breathing monitor that tracks your breathing, oxygen levels, and breathing effort while worn. It does not fully capture what is monitored with an overnight sleep study.
Overnight Oximetry Test
Oximetry is a test that measures your oxygen level and heart rate. This is part of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Screening process. When used overnight, a continuous measurement can be graphed.
Spirometry is a common and effective diagnostic test that can easily be done in your doctor’s office or at a nearby hospital or clinic. You will be asked to take in a big breath.