Patient Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the ARES™ Home Sleep Testing Device

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Home Sleep Testing process. If you do not see your question posted, please call customer support for further assistance.

The device will automatically power OFF after 7 hours. The device does not erase any information and will continue recording if turned ON. The data recorded will be analyzed and it will be determined if certain data cannot be used or is invalid.

No, you can leave the device on. If you turn the device off for more than 5 minutes it shows up in the system as a two night study. Please do not power off the device.

Many insurance companies do cover this test. Our Patient Team members can assist you in working with your insurance company.

Prescriptions are usually written for 1 or 2 nights. There needs to be at least 4 hours of recorded sleep in order to have a valid test. The length of your test may be determined by your physician or you insurance company

You may find extra materials like electrodes in your sleep kit. These are provided in the event you are performing a multi-night home sleep test, and are very easy to replace. On the other hand if you are missing materials in your kit, you should be able to reuse certain items without any problem. These include the electrodes (provided they have not been ripped or damaged during the first study night), and the thin, clear, forehead sensor cover (for the larger, black sensor in the center of the device).

We strongly advise that you ask your physician whether or not he or she would like you to continue your regular medications or suspend them temporarily during the study. HST America employees are not able to advise you on this matter.

Unfortunately not. Our device has a nasal cannula resting in your nose and your CPAP mask will interfere with it.

Yes, you can position both cannulas in your nostrils at the same time.

Failure to return the device to our office could result in a replacement fee of $3000 which you are financially responsible for while you have the device.

No they do not, though we are trying to ensure that we quickly retrieve and upload the study as well as the device to serve other patients waiting to participate, so keeping the nights as close together is recommended.

No. You can sleep in the position that is most comfortable for you.

You may feel a bit strange at first, but most people do not find it uncomfortable or an obstacle to falling asleep.

If possible, refrain from using anything that creates ambient noise during the sleep study.

No. The ARES unit cannot get wet.



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