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Home Sleep Study (7819)

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Home Sleep Study

Your healthcare provider has ordered a home sleep study for you to find out what your breathing
patterns are while you sleep. If you have any questions, please ask your healthcare provider.

What Is a Home Sleep Study?
A home sleep study records breathing patterns, oxygen levels, and heart rate. It even senses
snoring. This can find your breathing problems during sleep, such as sleep apnea. It does not
hurt, and there are no side effects. The test should be done during your normal sleeping period.

The Procedure
Either you or someone you know will put a small number of sensors on your body right before
you are ready to go to sleep. Wisconsin Sleep does not come to your home.
These sensors include:

A. Two belts that wrap around your chest and stomach
B. Two sensors that will go between your nose and mouth
C. One sensor that is placed on your finger

After waking up, take off the sensors and put all of them back into the carrying case.
If you have problems with the equipment you may call (608) 232-3311, at any time. Trained
sleep technicians are available day and night, Monday through Friday, to answer any questions.

Getting Ready for your Home Sleep Study

Instructions and/or DVD
A DVD and a picture book come with each home sleep study machine. If you think that you can
apply the sensors to your body by following these instructions, you can pick up the equipment
from one of our receptionists.

Before your study
Please wear comfortable clothing for the test. It is best to follow your normal routine as much as
possible. All medicines should be taken as usual, unless otherwise ordered by your healthcare

After the study
After waking up, take off the sensors and put all of them back into the carrying case.
The home sleep study equipment should be taken back to the location in which you picked it up.
You could be charged if it is not returned on time.

A sleep doctor will look at the information. The results will be sent to you by US mail and
released to MyChart. MyChart is an Internet-based service that allows patients to access
personal medical information and clinic service on-line. To learn more about MyChart and sign
up visit uwhealthmychart.org.

You may be asked to make a follow up appointment with Wisconsin Sleep or your referring
provider to go over the results. You may ask to review results of the home sleep study, if not
recommended by the sleep doctor.

Durable Medical Equipment supplier
The most common treatment is with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.
These are provided by durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers that are not part of
Wisconsin Sleep. The paperwork with the home sleep study will ask you to choose a DME.
Choosing a DME will help to speed up the time it takes to begin treatment, if needed. The sleep
doctor may let the DME know your choice. The DME should contact you to arrange a time to get
you set up with equipment and show you how to use it.

Questions or concerns
If you need to change the date of the home sleep study, please call (608) 232-3333.
If you have questions during the test, please call the sleep lab at (608) 232-3311.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
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