What is efficacy of home obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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In patients with a high probability of obstructive sleep apnea, home sleep apnea testing is not inferior to in-laboratory PSG. It is important to keep in mind that home sleep tests do not measure sleep and may underestimate the degree of sleep apnea, which may lead to false-negative findings in some patients, particularly for those who have insomnia, other coexisting sleep disorders, or other medical conditions that are contraindicated for home sleep apnea testing.


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