Shasta Sleep Services strives to make the home sleep testing process as easy as possible. By ensuring the accuracy of the order, verifying patient coverage, and promptly contacting the patient, we streamline this process and reduce errors.
After a consultation, the home sleep test is provided to the patient to utilize for 1 to 3 nights. This test is typically taken on room air but can be done on the patient's prescribed oxygen liter flow if necessary. As shown in the video below, an elastic belt is connected to the testing device and worn around the patient's chest. A nasal cannula is then connected to the device and worn under the patient's nose and a comfortable probe is attached to the fingertip.
Indicators on the device ensure that accurate testing has been completed prior to returning the testing device to Shasta Sleep Services. Once the test is returned, results are scored, interpreted and signed by a board certified sleep doctor. Without delay, these completed results are then sent to the ordering physician along with recommendations for treatment or follow up.