Practice parameters for the use of portable recording in the assessment of obstructive sleep apnea. Standards of Practice Committee of the American Sleep Disorders Association

Sleep. 1994 Jun;17(4):372-7.


The general public and the medical community have become increasingly aware of the prevalence of, and morbidity and mortality associated with, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This knowledge, recent technologic advances, and other issues have led to an increase in the use of portable recording devices intended to diagnose OSA. The American Sleep Disorders Association's Standards of Practice Committee has developed these practice parameters to guide the clinician in the appropriate use of these portable recording devices.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Polysomnography / instrumentation*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Sleep Stages / physiology