Are You Getting Good Sleep?
Do you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or have been told that you snore very loudly? Sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that affects millions of Americans, might be the culprit keeping you from a better night’s rest.
Thankfully, testing for sleep apnea has never been easier thanks to Itamar Medical™’s WatchPAT™.
What is WatchPAT?™
WatchPAT™ is a small, simple and accurate home sleep test that attaches to your wrist and index finger while you sleep. It’s an effective tool in diagnosing sleep apnea and just as effective as a laboratory-based polysomnography.
Data collected from this test is transferred via the cloud through a smartphone app, which then gives your clinician at Burlington Ear, Nose & Throat a chance to review the automated study results in no time at all.
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 WatchPAT™ 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 WatchPAT™ sleep test, call the experts at Burlington Ear, Nose & Throat today at (319) 752-2725.