Sleep Apnea: Home sleep study or in-lab sleep study?

Which study is best for you? With a home sleep study, the patient can sleep in the comfort of their own home and perform the test themselves using the sleep test equipment. The equipment is returned to the office and the data is read by your sleep physician to determine the presence of a sleep disorder. An in-lab sleep study requires the patient to spend the night in a sleep center. Usually arriving in the evening, the patient will fill out paperwork and settle into a room for the night. Although the in-lab study can be very accurate and can test for a wide range of sleep disorders, a home sleep study is primarily used to diagnose patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

AZ-Sleep, led by Dr. Stan Farrell, uses the latest technology in home sleep testing equipment and diagnostic monitoring. Dr. Farrell will complete a thorough examination in order to determine the best treatment options for each patient. The results of our in home sleep test are read by Dr. Farrell to determine the presence of a sleep disorder. In addition to offering CPAP, we can provide an alternative, an oral sleep appliance. If patients meet the criteria for an oral appliance, we can fabricate one for them. We carefully monitor and track our patients’ progress and response to treatment. Our unique approach and model allows us to quickly diagnose and treat patients.

If you or someone you know might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at for more information.