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At Home Sleep Study

At Home Sleep Study provided by Pax Dental.

Today, sleep is on the forefront of medical research. While there is much more to learn, it is now widely accepted that there are many important biological processes that occur during healthy sleep. 

A significant library of research over the past several decades has revealed many of the critical biological requirements of achieving the right amount of deep, restful sleep. Nevertheless, a great deal of new research will certainly provide even greater insights in the coming years. Perhaps as research reveals more, societal attitudes about sleep and common sleep disorders will also evolve. Sleep disorders are prevalent and can lead to a variety of health concerns.

The average adult requires between seven and eight hours of sleep. Interrupted or poor sleep habits can lead to fatigue, poor decision-making and increased risk of accidents. Additionally, it is becoming more and more evident that sleep deprivation can lead to a variety of chronic health problems including pre-mature death.

WatchPAT®️

WatchPAT®️ is an innovative Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) that utilizes the peripheral arterial signal (PAT®️).  It measures up to 7 channels (PAT®️ signal, heart rate, oximetry, actigraphy, body position, snoring, and chest motion) via three points of contact. Within one minute post-study, the raw data is downloaded and auto-scored identifying all types of apnea events. WatchPAT®️ provides AHI, AHIc, RDI, and ODI based upon True Sleep Time and Sleep Staging. WatchPAT®️ is clinically validated with an 89% correlation to PSG1. The PAT signal was included in the 2017 AASM Clinical Practice Guidelines as technically adequate.

What do you use to measure sleep for an at home sleep study?

At Pax Dental we use the WatchPAT. It fits comfortably over your wrist. It measures, heart rate, oximetry, actigraphy, body position, snoring, and chest motion

Is sleep apnea a risk?

Did you know 25% of adults have sleep apnea. 60% of Cardiovascular patients suffer from sleep apnea. 85% of adults suffering from sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. 

How does sleep apnea affect you physically?

Weak muscles in the airway, a large tongue, obesity, and other factors may cause airway tissue to collapse and obstruct breathing. Sleep apnea disrupts the
sleep cycle and can dramatically impact energy, mental performance,
and overall health.