Sleep studies can be frustrating. The goal is to watch the full sleep cycle unfold in a laboratory environment, but you can imagine how issues arise as you try to sleep normally while covered in electrodes, surrounded by beeping machines and watched by a technician. It's undoubtedly difficult trying to relax on a cold, hard hospital mattress.

However, due to their effectiveness in identifying sleep disorders and, therefore, preventing complications further down the line, these studies are strongly emphasized by sleep specialists as a diagnostic method.

"Ninety-eight percent of all sleep disorders are caused by undiagnosed sleep apnea," said Abhinav Singh, M.D., the facility director of the Indiana Sleep Center. "And these can be consolidated into two categories: the patient who avoids seeking answers and the patient who insists on inaccurate diagnosis tools such as at-home sleep studies."

At-home sleep studies often go wrong

"When a patient performs an