How Does A Home Sleep Study Work?

An at-home sleep apnea test was designed to test patients for sleep apnea in their own homes, providing convenience and comfort, along with other benefits as well. After ordering your sleep test, it will be sent to you in the mail. Follow all the instructions on how to set it up, and fall asleep as you normally would. Your results will automatically be available for a sleep expert to review. It’s as simple as that.

The Sleep Care Online Process

Sleep Care Online is an innovative, online system that guides patients over time through an array of sleep care services. We take you from diagnosis with an at-home sleep test through therapy and continued care by partnering with the best providers of sleep telemedicine services available.

Sleep Apnea Online consultation with a board-certified sleep medicine physician

Health & Sleep Assessment

Take our FREE sleep apnea risk assessment. If at risk, order the Complete Care package. Complete the Health & Sleep Assessment and a physician will determine if you qualify for a home sleep apnea test.

Home Sleep Apnea Test

Take the Home Sleep Apnea Test

Your disposable home test for sleep apnea will be delivered to your doorstep. Attach the tiny sensor, wear it overnight, and the results will be sent via the cloud the next morning. Learn more.

Sleep test data Review and Planning by Certified Sleep Physician

Review and Plan

With our Complete Care process, your sleep test data will be downloaded, and analyzed, and the results reviewed by a sleep practitioner. You will discuss the results at your telehealth visit. If necessary, the physician will write a prescription for PAP therapy.

Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy

Sleep Apnea Therapy Options

Our sleep experts will be with you every step of the way—to match you with the best device, program it to your exact settings, and offer you follow-up support and supplies as your sleep apnea therapy progresses.

What Makes a Home Sleep Study Worth It?

When you sleep, the muscles in your neck and chest relax. Relaxing your neck muscles can shorten the airway and disrupt respiration if you have sleep apnea. A home sleep apnea test is a tiny sensor that is taped to your fingernail to collect sleep data to measure your oxygen levels and respiratory effort through the night. 

An at home sleep study is useful for people who suffer from sleep apnea symptoms, such as snoring, sleep choking, dry mouth, tiredness in the daytime, daily headaches, etc. Home sleep tests are preferred to in-lab studies because you are able to complete the sleep study in the comfort of your own bed at a time that works for your schedule. This eliminates the need to find alternative care options for other family members or pets, reduces the chances of incorrect data after spending a night in an unfamiliar bed, and is particularly useful for those who are home-bound, disabled, or elderly. 

Plus, a home sleep test costs a fraction of an overnight sleep study in a lab and the results are ready the next morning!

How Does a Home Sleep Study Work at Sleep Care online?

  1. Schedule a 15-minute telehealth visit with a healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms, upcoming sleep study, test results, and treatment options.
  2. A multi-night, disposable home sleep apnea test is mailed to your home to be completed at your convenience.
  3. A physician analyzes the sleep data and provides a prescription if needed.
  4. Schedule an optional follow-up appointment (additional fee applies).
  5. We connect you to sleep experts who can offer customized sleep therapy options, assistance in equipment purchase, and initial set-up.

This entire process is fast, efficient, and convenient—no visits to the physician’s office, no extra copays, no hassles!

Note: All of these sleep apnea treatment processes and resources can be accessed from the ease of the patient’s home, office, or mobile device anywhere in the nation.

How does Sleep Care online SimpleRx work?

  • Current PAP users in need of a new prescription will be asked to schedule an initial 15-minute telehealth consult with a sleep expert. In this virtual appointment, patients will discuss their current PAP use, settings, and needs.
  • After confirmation that the PAP treatment is effective and warranted, the physician will write a new prescription for continued PAP therapy.
  • A sleep expert will contact you to discuss equipment options, fill your order the same day, and ship your therapy equipment immediately.


Have any questions? The staff at Sleep care online is here to assist. We can be reached via email at or at 866-465-4478.