Does your wife say she feels like she’s sleeping next to a lawnmower? Or does she lovingly call you The Chainsaw? Maybe it’s time you were tested for sleep apnea, especially if, in addition to loud snoring, you experience other common symptoms. Home sleep apnea testing may be exactly what you’re looking for if you experience one or more of the following:

  • Daytime fatigue and drowsiness
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Morning headaches

At Home Sleep Apnea Testing offers you an easy way to do a sleep study without leaving your home – the innovative WatchPAT One sleep apnea test. Ronald A. Popper, MD, DABSM, FAASM, founder and Medical Director of Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California as well as, has been practicing sleep medicine since 1984 and highly recommends the WatchPAT One test.

Why is it important to get diagnosed?

Approximately 30 million people in the United States have sleep apnea, according to the American Medical Association, however, only 6 million have been diagnosed with the condition. Timely diagnosis and treatment are essential, as OSA has been linked to many serious conditions, such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes

Can I do a sleep study at home?

While sleep studies are typically performed in a clinical setting, you may find it difficult to fall asleep due to anxiety, being attached to monitoring equipment, or simply being uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. The WatchPAT One sleep apnea test was designed as an accurate, but significantly more affordable and convenient OSA test alternative to a clinical sleep study.

“Undergoing a polysomnogram at a sleep center can be a costly affair, especially for those without insurance coverage,” said Dr. Popper. “Home sleep tests like WatchPAT One cost a fraction of in-lab sleep studies. This price difference can make a difference for many individuals, allowing them to get diagnosed and treated at significantly lower cost.”

What does the WatchPAT One testing kit include?

The WatchPAT One test kit includes a small device, similar to a watch, that you wear on your wrist, and two sensors. One sensor is worn on your fingertip to measure blood oxygen levels, and the other one is attached to your chest. The device records peripheral arterial tone, heart rate, and oxygen saturation, and its accuracy has been confirmed by several clinical studies. You can learn more in this article.

What are the next steps?

The results are then reviewed by a board-certified sleep specialist, and you will receive a detailed report with treatment recommendations within 2 days. The company emphasizes that CPAP is not the only option, and some patients may be recommended a combination of different treatments, depending on their case. You can learn more here.

What do patients say?

“I was dreading the thought of spending a night in a sleep lab, so I was thrilled to find out about the WatchPAT One sleep apnea test,” said a satisfied patient. “It was so easy and convenient, and I got my results within a few days.”

Learn More

Don’t put off your sleep apnea testing and treatment. You can get started today by ordering your WatchPAT ONE Home Sleep Apnea test here.

You can get more information about Dr. Ronald Popper and our home sleep apnea test at
Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center.

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