Are You Getting Good Sleep?
Do you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or have been told that you snore very loud? Sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that affects millions of Americans, might be the culprit keeping you from a better night’s rest.
Testing for sleep apnea has never been easier thanks to home sleep studies.
What are Home Sleep Studies?
A home sleep study often involves a small, simple and accurate home sleep test that attaches to you while you sleep. It’s an effective tool in diagnosing sleep apnea and just as effective as a laboratory-based polysomnography.
Data collected from such tests is then sent to your sleep expert, who then reviews the automated study results in little time at all.
Watermark Medical Unicorder (ARES 610)
Our own ARES home sleep test is easy to use and provides accurate sleep data in the comfort of your home. It gives our providers data including sleep disordered breathing events, oxygen saturation, head positioning, awake/sleep by actigraphy, snoring with arousal indications and pulse rate with arousal indicators. Patients get a full data report after the study with physician interpretation, which includes sleep study findings and treatment considerations.
The device is placed on your forehead, with an oxygen nasal valve, needing at least 4.5 hours of sleep for data. It’s easy to make it to your comfort and has snap back quality for adjustment, as well as tubing adjustability.
Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious condition if left untreated, as continued sleep interruptions can lead to other health risks such as high blood pressure.
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you’ll want to talk to a sleep expert as soon as possible to learn how a home sleep study can help:
- Ever been told that you snore?
- Are you tired during the day?
- Have you ever been told that you stop breathing during your sleep?
- Do you already have high blood pressure or take medication for this condition?
- Have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35?
- Are you at least 50 years of age?
For more information or to schedule an appointment to get set up with a home sleep test, call the experts at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Associates today.