Home Sleep Testing

A new smart phone app developed at the University of Washington (UW) uses a smartphone to wirelessly test for sleep apnea events in a person’s own bedroom. Unlike other home sleep apnea tests in use today, ApneaApp uses inaudible sound waves emanating from the phone’s speakers to track breathing patterns without needing special equipment or sensors attached to the body.
Compare and contrast 15 home sleep testing (HST) products with our online comparison guide where key features are categorized and compared side-by-side.
On February 4, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the “SOMNOtouch RESP” by SOMNOmedics for use in sleep-disordered breathing diagnostics.
Compare 14 home sleep testing (HST) devices side by side. Sleep Review's HST matrix compares features such as cost to buy, cost to rent, warranty, and channels.
A move toward even greater simplicity and ease of use could have widespread implications for sleep medicine.
Appian Medical, a mobile health company inventing and commercializing solutions for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has secured $580,000 toward a $1 million seed funding goal for developing a diagnostic software technology licensed from The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.
Sleep Review's webcast Cashing in on Home Sleep Testing is now available for on-demand viewing.
Itamar Medical's upgraded model of the WatchPAT, a sleep apnea diagnostic device, has been cleared by the FDA. This clearance was announced at the SLEEP show.
selecting home sleep test
Initial cost is only one of many factors you should keep in mind when seeking the perfect home sleep testing device for your practice and your patients.
Industry experts share what it takes to be on the receiving end of HST 4-1-1 call
Sleep Review takes you behind the scenes of home sleep testing manufacturers’ technical support lines, revealing some of the most common patient questions and their solutions.
Sleep Review and Needham & Co’s first quarter survey reveals that HST and APAP use grows, while sleep center bed numbers decline.
Compare 16 HST devices side by side. Sleep Review's HST matrix compares features such as cost of consumables, total number of channels, and recording time capacity.
IDS, an independent diagnostic testing facility specializing in home sleep testing, opened a new lab in Valencia, Calif, in late 2013. It expanded its customer service hours.
Forty percent of adults between ages 30 and 65 who suspect that they or their spouses/partners have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have not taken action to get diagnosed and/or treated, according to a survey by NovaSom and ASAA.
The 2014 Product Guide, an annual issue of product specifications and comparisons, published by Sleep Review, is now available. Read the digital edition, which includes bonus product listings not included in the print version, online.
Amidst technological advances, changing payor requirements, and healthcare reform, sleep technologists will have to seize new opportunities to thrive.
When it comes to charting territory in the brave new world of HST, you may find help in the playbook of a different industry.
As of October 15, there's a new law on the books that requires the formal rule-making process to be followed in addressing concerns about sleep apnea and truckers. Here's how it affects the different stakeholders involved.
As the industry continues to evolve, we want to know how your profession is changing. Sleep Review invites your insight on what’s going on within your facility, your town, your county, your state, and your region when it comes to sleep medicine.