Type 3 Home Sleep Test


Cost effective Type 3 Home Sleep Test.

This records:

  • Airflow
  • Thoracic Effort
  • Abdominal Effort
  • Pulse
  • SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Levels)
  • Body Position

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We do not sell CPAP Equipment!  This is a direct conflict of interest if the testing entity also “sells” the treatment.  We want you to be confident that you are receiving the most accurate diagnosis possible, without bias. 


We do not deal with insurance, but will provide a form so that you can seek reimbursement from your health insurance plan.  $500 Equipment Deposit is also required for NON-Sacramento Area Patients.

This is a Service for a  Type 3 Diagnostic Home Sleep Test.  If you are looking for the most accurate and comprehensive home sleep test available, please see our Type 2 service.

Type 3

Home sleep test (HST) with Type 3 portable monitor, unattended (sleep studies that are performed without the oversight of a sleep technologist), with a minimum of 4 channels.  This Type 3 Home Sleep Test records the following channels.

  • Airflow
  • Thoracic effort

  • Abdominal effort
  • Heart Rate
  • Oxygen saturation (SpO2)

  • Body Position

This Service Includes:

  • Diagnostic Type 3 Home Sleep Test Equipment Rental

  • Manual Respiratory Scoring (Airflow and Respiratory Analysis) by an RPSGT.  

  • Oxygen Desaturation Analysis (SpO2)
  • Body Position Analysis.
  • Interpretation by our Sleep Specialist.

  • Shipping (including return shipping.

  • Insurance Compliant Claim Form so you can seek reimbursement, or credit toward your deductible (if you want to bill insurance yourself). 

  • Comprehensive Lab Quality Report.

We do not sell CPAP Equipment!  This is a direct conflict of interest if the testing entity also “sells” the treatment.  We want you to be confident that you are receiving the most accurate diagnosis possible, without bias. 

Signs you may have sleep apnea:

  • Daytime Fatigue/Daytime Sleepiness
  • Falling sleep while driving
  • Memory Loss and Difficulty Concentrating (Fog)
  • Moodiness and Irritability
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Morning Headaches

If you have any of these, it is likely that you have sleep apnea.  Typically this is tested in an unfamiliar sleep center, in an unfamiliar bed, with a restroom used by other patients and staff.  The room temperature is out of your control as are sounds that come from other patients and staff.  Many patients feel that their sleep lab experience isn’t an accurate picture of their sleep at home. 

Wonder if you need a sleep study? Print this out, complete, and take it to your physician. AXG Free Sleep Questionnaire along with our AXG Referral Form (Printable)

This test can be used as:

  • a diagnostic sleep study to test for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
  • to test the effectiveness of any oral appliance you have for treating snoring and sleep apnea.
  • test the effectiveness of any surgical procedures you have had for the treatment of sleep apnea such as a mandibular advancement surgery, UPPP, or LAUP.

Physician Referral/Order may be required.  We’re happy to help you obtain the order from your physician.  Just ask! Please email referrals to rx@axgsleepdiagnostics.com, or Fax referrals to (916) 266-7504 using this form:  AXG Referral Form (Printable)

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Lowered Libido
  • Poor Quality of Life.

Note:  Payment due prior to service.  An itemized insurance compliant claim form will be provided to you.  We will arrange to have you come into our office to have electrodes attached by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist for your sleep study only if you live in the Sacramento Area.  Otherwise, you will have to attach the electrodes yourself.  We provide clear, easy to follow instructions as well as a video.

Questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact us!   916-996-0131 or support@axgsleepdiagnostics.com

Worried you won’t be able to attach the electrodes?  This video is for fun, but also shows the process a little more in depth.  The video shows the attachment for our Type 2 study.  This Type 3 study doesn’t include any of the electrodes on the face or body.  The real video and instructions are much more detailed.  It takes most people about 5 with no prior experience.  It’s a very straightforward process.

Attachment process:

  • Put on belts

  • Place Test Module on belt.

  • Place Nasal Cannula in your nose

  • Put on finger probe. 

  • Turn the module on.

  • Sleep!  This couldn’t be easier.

These extra electrodes make all the difference in obtaining an accurate evaluation of your sleep.  Without an accurate diagnosis, you risk being treated for a sleep disorder that you may not have, or not being treated for a sleep disorder that you DO have.


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