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Home Sleep Tests for OSA

A Home Sleep Test, or HST, is an effective and convenient way to get tested for OSA. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition and, therefore, should not be taken lightly!

Here is the process!

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The HST Process is Simple: 

  1. Order the HST kit from the 1800CPAP website.
  2. We’ll ship the ApneaLink™ Plus device to you overnight, as well as a medical history form.
  3. Follow the instructions included with the kit, and sleep with the device.
  4. Ship the kit back to us using the prepaid label provided.
  5. A board-certified Sleep Physician examines your results.
  6. You will receive the results of your test once the Physician determines whether or not you have OSA. (A prescription will be provided as well if the test is positive for OSA)

Home sleep tests are great for those of you that would rather not spend a few nights at a sleep lab! Thanks to many technological advances to the HST diagnostics, you can get tested in the comfort of your own home. 

Get Started

  • We provide sleep apnea questionnaires on our website that will help you confirm your suspicions that you may have OSA.
    • Berlin Questionnaire 
    • Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • You will need to complete an Adobe Echosign document prior to us sending you the device. (The customer service technician emails the document to you)

Warning: Some people may not qualify to take a home sleep test! If you, or a family member has one or more of the following medical issues, an HST is not recommended.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Any other cardiac related disease
  • Neuromuscular or neurodegenerative diseases

ApneaLink™ Plus Device

There are numerous HST devices on the market, however none of them will measure as many parameters as an in-lab sleep study. The ApneaLink™ Plus will measure these crucial factors:

  • Detection of airflow patterns and snoring events
  • Respiratory effort
  • Oxygen saturation levels
  • Heart rate
home sleep report example
Sample Results form

Shipped Straight to You

The HST device is shipped overnight, to the address you provide. The package will include:

  • ApneaLink™ Plus device
  • Nasal cannula with tubing
  • Heart monitor (goes on your finger)
  • Elastic band to hold the device to your body
  • All the items above come in a carry case
  • Included is a medical history form

Testing in Progress…

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ApneaLink HST Device

First of all, the night you receive the kit use the device through the night. Make sure you follow the directions carefully. Then, pack the device up along with the medical history form. Finally, ship it back to us with the prepaid shipping label that is provided. 

Once received, our board-certified Sleep Physician will examine the results and determine if you have sleep apnea. The Physician will complete the analysis and email the results and recommendations to you. (A prescription is also provided to those who have sleep apnea)

Live Happy!

Following the diagnosis, if you have OSA, you then need to determine a CPAP machine and mask to buy. There are an array of options available to you, so you can go on living a happier, healthier life. 

About the Author


Jason Smith is recognized by the board of polysomnographic technologists (BRPT) as a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) since 2003. He is also Director of Clinical Operations for 6 multi-state sleep diagnostic facilities including the nation’s largest 20 bed sleep disorder testing center. Jason has also been a Co-Author with two research publications featured in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.