The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center also offers in-home sleep studies. In fact, about 15% of our sleep studies are conducted at our patients' homes.
The sleep medicine physician determines the best candidates for an in-home sleep study. This test is not medically appropriate for every patient. We typically choose patients who are confident and capable of turning the equipment on and off and hooking themselves up to the electrodes.
Patients who have recently had a stroke, cardiac or pulmonary issues, or who are morbidly obese, are not candidates for home testing.
About U-M's In-Home Sleep Testing
Some private companies send out home test equipment in the mail to patients, and then the patients mail the equipment back. But this requires the patient to apply the leads and do everything on their own.
With our program, you would come to the Sleep Lab for a 30-minute appointment. We will put your electronic leads on and provide you with specific instructions. Then you will go home to do the test. We also give you troubleshooting information. And, of course, you can always call our Sleep Laboratory 24/7 with questions.
After you've finished using the machine, you simply return it to the Sleep Lab so the sleep medicine physician can interpret the results.
Videos of How to Use In-Home Sleep Study Equipment
- Alice NightOne: Patient Setup for Sleep Diagnostic Testing
- How to use the ApneaLink™ Air Home Sleep Testing Device
- How to use WatchPat One Home Sleep Apnea Test
After the physician interprets the results, he or she will be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment. If there is a problem with the testing, we will work with you to determine the cause.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredits the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center to provide both laboratory and in-home sleep testing.