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What to Expect from Your Home Insomnia Test

Whether at the hands of jet lag or a cough that won’t quit, we’ve all experienced the wrath of a sleepless night, but with insomnia, unrest, grogginess, and irritability are the norm. And when trying remedy after remedy becomes just as tiring as insomnia itself, it’s tempting to want to throw in the towel.

Enter at-home insomnia testing. 

We’ve helped our patients in the Fort Worth, Texas, area find the answers they’ve been looking for right in the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Fahmi Farah and our team at Bentley Heart are proud to offer a faster, more convenient way to evaluate your sleep patterns and get the help you need. 

Here’s a closer look at what’s involved in insomnia testing at home

Why choose a home insomnia test? 

The convenience factor is what our patients love most about home insomnia tests. You can take the test in the place you feel most comfortable and skip the back and forth visits to a sleep clinic. Bonus: it's a cost-effective option compared to traditional sleep studies.

How does home insomnia testing work?

Getting started is simple. Once you and Dr. Farah decide it's right for you, we send you home with a sleep test kit that addresses whichever underlying condition we suspect is at play.  

The kit usually includes a sleep tracker device, instructions on how to use it, and sometimes a sleep diary for you to record your sleep habits.

Your sleep study usually involves wearing a small device on your wrist or finger while you sleep. This device measures various sleep parameters such as movement, heart rate, and oxygen levels, which provides insights into your sleep quality and patterns.

During the night, the sleep tracker collects data on your sleep. Don't worry, it won't disturb your sleep or cause any discomfort. In fact, you might not even notice it's there.

Once you wake up in the morning, simply remove the device and pack it up according to the instructions. Typically, your at-home insomnia test requires you to sleep with the tracker for a few nights in a row. This helps us establish a baseline for your sleep habits and drives our treatment recommendations. 

What will a home insomnia test tell me?

Once your sleep study is over, we analyze your data and evaluate your sleep patterns, duration, and efficiency and provide you with a detailed report.

When you receive the results, we take the time to walk you through them. The report will likely include information about your sleep stages, any disruptions or abnormalities detected, and recommendations for improving your sleep.

Insomnia is a complicated condition that can stem from a variety of lifestyle and health factors. For that reason, it’s important to know that a home insomnia test isn’t a diagnostic tool, but an important first step forward. Its purpose is to provide you and our team with insights into your sleep patterns and help you identify potential issues. 

We use the date to create a customized action plan to help you get some rest. Usually, that involves implementing healthy sleep habits, creating a conducive sleep environment, and managing stress, which all contribute to better sleep quality.

If you're tired of counting sheep and longing for restful nights, consider taking a home insomnia test. Call or click to schedule an appointment and find out if it's right for you.