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At Home: Sleep Study

You will pick up a home sleep testing device at a scheduled time after insurance approval is obtained. A staff member will explain how to use it and will provide you with contact information should you have any problems during the night.

The following day you will return the home sleep testing device to the Sleep Center. The test information will be downloaded and reviewed by a sleep physician. It may be determined that you showed symptoms of a sleep disorder. A physician (either a sleep specialist or your own doctor) will do 1 of 2 things:

  • Order a PAP titration in-lab 
  • Order an automatically titrated PAP device and schedule a follow up visit

If you get a home sleep testing device ordered, you should have an appointment with a doctor prior to using it. You may be scheduled for a clinic visit with a Lawrence General sleep physician. At the time of that appointment, we will explain the device, how to us it, why you need it, and the importance of wearing it. You may also be fitted for a mask at this time. You will follow up with a doctor three months after beginning use of your machine. At this point, the doctor will have the appropriate amount of data to decide if your machine is helping you or not. 

Throughout the process, you should be informed of the following:

  • If you’re being scheduled for a study
  • What type of study you are being scheduled for
  • Results of the testing
  • Next steps including when and who you will follow up with
  • Who your home care company is

If you’re unsure about any of these items, or if you feel the process is taking too long, please call the Sleep Center at 978-946-8297 or email

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