Dental Sleep Medicine and Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Through Home Sleep Testing Devices is on the Rise
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, Sleep Apnea remains a growing health concern with an estimated 18 million Americans suffering. Sleep Group Solutions offers home sleep testing (HST) devices (and interpretation), which have become a popular way to allow the sufferer to get tested in the privacy of their own home, no over night stay in a sleep lab needed. The results are easily uploaded by the physician/practitioner to InterpStudies.com for a quick diagnosis of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea).
Historically, an overnight sleep study in a sleep lab was the only way to obtain a diagnosis of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Recent advancements in technology has made its way directly into the consumers hands, creating an increase in sleep apnea diagnosis. Mary Convey, a US Key Accounts and Distributor Manager for Embla (the largest company in the world to focus solely on sleep diagnostics) has noticed a spike in HST. “We have seen our vast customer base of Sleep Labs adding home sleep testing to their service lines as a means to treat more patients and keep up with the market demands." To meet the changing needs of patients, 35% of sleep labs offer home sleep testing as options. In turn, patients now have more options to get diagnosed and treatment.
Now, home sleep test device data is easily uploaded to a secure cloud for fast and convenient interpretation by a board certified sleep doctor. InterpStudies.com allows the physician and/or practitioner to upload an overnight sleep study, sending it directly to a board certified sleep doctor in their state for interpreting and diagnosis. From there, a diagnosis of Oral Appliance Therapy, CPAP Therapy or other methods are recommended. Dr. Gregory Carnevale, a sleep doctor in New York, and part creator of InterpStudies.com told the Sleep Magazine, “InterpStudies, was born out of this idea to provide home sleep study interpretations efficiently and accurately using the most modern technology, and competitive price.” Home sleep testing devices are convenient and cost effective, especially if you don’t live near a sleep lab for testing purposes.