A sleep study is conducted to diagnose sleep disorders and is scheduled at a sleep doctor’s appointment. A sleep study is therefore preceded by a consultation with a sleep doctor. During a home sleep study, a number of events occurring while the patient is sleeping are monitored synchronously.

The study is carried out using a special device. The home sleep study is prepared during a nurse’s appointment together with the patient.

During the sleep study, physiological indicators that help diagnose sleep disorders are monitored:

  • heart activity, heart rate
  • respiratory movements and airflow velocity in the airways
  • the body’s oxygen supply
  • the presence and volume of snoring
  • changes in body posture and movement disturbances (on your back, stomach, right and left side)
  • if necessary, sleep stages with electroencephalography (EEG), heart function with electrocardiography (ECG), muscle activity with electromyography (EMG) and any other indicators.

How the examination is performed

  • A sleep nurse will show you how to use the sleep study device at home.
  • Using special sensors, the device is attached to your body overnight.
  • The study is painless and quiet. The device does not vibrate or otherwise disturb your sleep.
  • In some cases, questionnaires are also used to investigate your sleep.
  • You will need to return the device to the sleep nurse the day after the study.
  • The sleep doctor will then examine the data, interpret the results and prepare a summary.
  • The study is followed by a consultation with a sleep doctor, who will explain its results and the treatment options for the sleep disorder.

Symptoms and conditions for which the sleep study is recommended

  • loud snoring
  • fatigue or daytime sleepiness
  • signs of disrupted breathing during sleep
  • recurrent awakenings from sleep, restless sleep, waking up too early
  • body mass index (BMI) over 35 kg/m²
  • neck circumference greater than 43 cm for men or 40 cm for women
  • the family doctor has identified a facial anomaly, meaning that the lower jaw is in a posterior position compared to the upper jaw
  • history of hypertension treated with at least two different medications; history of myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, chronic heart failure, stroke

The doctor decides to send for the examination. A sleep study is available for an additional fee.

We provide this service

Confido Medical Centre
Veerenni 51, Tallinn


Duration up to
Sleep doctor (somnologist) consultation
110 €
30 min

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