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At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
#11
RE: At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
I now feel like it was a waste of money.  No one told me that after doing that home test, I would still be required to go into sleep lab for full study “to be fitted w mask and machine and determine settings”. So I did both, struggling, so after 2 months Dr wanted to have me in sleep lab for 3rd study to switch to bipap. I feel like it is all such a racket.  Had they told me I would still have to go in overnight after the home test, I would have skipped that.
In-home made sense to me at the time as allergist wanted done in my bed, in my environment, due to all my allergies.
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#12
RE: At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
The second study you refer to would be a titration, a different study than the at home sleep study, it's basically part 2 to determine pressures.
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#13
RE: At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
Home sleep studies are good for obstructive apnea which it sounds like yours would be.

That said I am not a fan of the watchpat home sleep studies as they don't directly measure breathing issues. Resmed Apnealink or Philips Respironics Alice Nightone are better imo.

In clinic sleep studies are only required for more complicated cases, diagnosing non apnea sleep issues or performing a titration study.
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RE: At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
The other purpose of a titration study is to prove efficacy of a more 3x0ensive machine.
I this case the doc mentioned BiLevel, the question is which one.

On titration we can help you titrate any apnea sleep machine.

79th. Please start a new thread so we don't confuse your issues with the OP's even though they are similar
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RE: At Home Sleep Apnea Tests
Are any of the Level III Home Sleep Tests available to be purchased without a doctor's order?
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You can get a level III home test online (maybe $200 or so for the watchpat, not sure if resmed or respironics sell direct-to-consumer. I had a level III test done (sleep clinic said to come in for level I because my symptoms were mostly REM behavior, but insurance said no) and skipped the titration study. this was right around when the respironics recall was announced though, my doc told me the sleep clinic was prescribing APAP to cut down on overnight studies.
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#17
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Hi deertzvi,

Thanks for your reply. I ordered a home test kit that does not require a doctor's order. I purchased the Home Sleep Study from cpapmyway.com.
I'll let everyone know how it goes!
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#18
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Thanks, Dave.  Isn’t that second part usually done same night as in-lab study tho? As part of the whole.?? No?
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