Between 50-70 million adults in the US alone are diagnosed with a sleep disorder. 1 Among all the sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common and also the most common sleep disorder to go undiagnosed. If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from this sleep condition, it may be time to take action. The first step in treatment is getting a proper diagnosis with a sleep apnea test. That begins with detecting the most common symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of OSA?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have OSA.
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Loud snoring
- Sudden awakening at night gasping for air
- Dry mouth or sore throat in the morning
- Frequent morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
- Night sweats
- Depression or irritability
Is a Home Sleep Apnea Test Right for Me?
Once you’ve identified these symptoms you may want to take a home sleep apnea test. These convenient, easy to use tests provide you with an accurate diagnosis for sleep apnea. They are more comfortable and convenient than in-lab tests, as users are able to take this test in the comfort of their own bed. This allows for the user to feel more comfortable falling asleep and staying asleep, resulting in strong, more realistic results that a sleep doctor can then review.
Home sleep apnea tests are also approved by the American Association of Sleep Medicine, acknowledging them as an appropriate measure in diagnosing sleep apnea.
Sleep Care Online offers an at-home sleep apnea test that is simple, safe, and also affordable. It is a comprehensive test and treatment pathway designed to seamlessly fit into anyone’s lifestyle.
Sleep Care Online’s Process
Home sleep apnea tests are designed to be easy to use so you can test yourself. Here is how they work:
- With the Complete Care Package, schedule a 15-minute telehealth visit with a healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms, upcoming sleep study, test results, and treatment options.
- A multi-night, disposable home sleep apnea test is mailed to your home to be completed at your convenience.
- A physician analyzes the sleep data and provides a prescription if needed.
- Schedule an optional follow-up appointment (additional fee applies).
- We connect you to sleep experts who can offer customized sleep therapy options, assistance in equipment purchase, and initial set-up.
- American Sleep Association. Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics. Accessed August 2020