Am I a candidate for Home Sleep Testing?
If you or your sleep partner have noticed you snoring particularly loud or excessively, or you experience daytime sleepiness, you are a good candidate for sleep testing. If you frequently wake up with a headache, dry mouth or sore throat, experience occasional insomnia or find yourself waking up during sleep with a shortness of breath, these are also red flags that indicate you may have sleep apnea. If you have certain risk factors, including obesity, a family history of sleep apnea, a large neck circumference, enlarged tonsils and/or tongue, hypertension, diabetes, or asthma, you’re a good candidate to get tested. There are some individuals who are not candidates for home testing. If you have COPD, congestive heart failure, neuromuscular or neurodegenerative diseases, narcolepsy, or REM behavior disorder, you are not a good candidate for home sleep testing.