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Home Apnea Monitor

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about a home apnea monitor?

A home apnea monitor is a device that measures how well you breathe. Your healthcare provider may ask you to wear a home apnea monitor while you sleep. The monitor will record how strongly you breathe in and out, your respiratory rate, your heart rate, and your blood oxygen level.

Why do I need a home apnea monitor?

You may need a home apnea monitor for any of the following:

How do I use an apnea monitor?

Your healthcare provider will show you how to use the home apnea monitor. The following are tips:

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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