Navigation Links
AASM approves home sleep testing to detect sleep apnea
Date:12/15/2007

WESTCHESTER, Ill. New guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) state that a home sleep test can help detect obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in select adults.

A home sleep test involves the use of a portable-monitoring system that you wear as you sleep in your own bed. It consists of a small recording device, sensors, belts and related cables and accessories.

The AASM guidelines stress that only select adults are likely to benefit from a home sleep test. Home sleep tests are only recommended for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who have a high pretest probability of moderate to severe OSA, and no comorbid medical conditions.

If you have concerns about your sleep, then you should set up an appointment at an AASM-accredited sleep disorders center. There you will receive a complete sleep evaluation by a board-certified sleep specialist. He or she will determine if a home sleep test is right for you.

The other option is to do a standard overnight sleep study at a sleep disorders center. This is the best testing method if you have another sleep disorder or major medical problem. It is also the best option for children and older adults.

An overnight sleep study can detect all levels of OSA and many other sleep disorders. The results give your doctor the most-detailed information about your sleep.

OSA is a common sleep disorder that involves repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep. This causes soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway.

Key risk factors for OSA include loud and frequent snoring, daytime sleepiness and obesity. Most adults who have OSA have not yet been diagnosed.

After a home sleep test, it is important to make a follow-up visit to the AASM-accredited sleep disorders center. If the test results indicate that you have OSA, then the sleep specialist will develop a
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Arcuri
jarcuri@aasmnet.org
708-492-0930
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids
2. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
3. FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk
4. FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short-Course Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis
5. FDA Approves SOMA(R) (carisoprodol) 250 mg
6. FDA Approves Expanded Label for FluMist(R) to Include Children Two to Five Years of Age
7. FDA approves expanded label for FluMist (influenza virus vaccine live, intranasal) to include childr
8. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Campath(R) to Include First-line Treatment for Leading Form of Adult Leukemia
9. ABIH Approves Certification Credit for SSPC Training Courses
10. FDA Approves REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band for Morbid Obesity
11. FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Max International ... Mullin, will be the featured guest at its Charity ... Puerto Rico. Attendees will learn about Max’s health ... two exhibition basketball games and perform in a 3 ... of health- and energy-boosting supplements , has recently announced ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... of aGVHD in the 6MM, from 8,062 diagnosed incident ... 2023, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 4.35%, ... have the highest number of diagnosed incident cases of ... whereas Spain will have the lowest number of diagnosed ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... According to the Kidney Disease Solution book review ... guide on what to do to eliminate the root ... in its review that readers can easily learn what foods ... kidney health. Vkool also informs in its Kidney Disease Solution ... kidney functions naturally. The book consists of a collection of ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Celebrity fitness trainer and former World ... partnership with Aqua Health Labs for their flagship product ... . The collaboration was recently announced live on ESPN ... , actor, model, and a two time World Super ... he has prepared stars including Demi Moore, Hilary Swank ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... If Dr. Lawrence Power has his way, the ... http://www.HealthYourself101.com will expand people’s understanding of the causes, ... set out to provide a health education platform on this ... we say it? – entertaining to dig into and learn ... the remote learner – the solitary individual signing on from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 2Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 3Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 4Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 2Health News:Kidney Disease Solution Book Review Exposes Duncan Capicchiano's Newly Updated Kidney Disease Treatment Plan – Vkool.com 3Health News:Celebrity Fitness Expert Supports Revolutionary New Health Supplement 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 2Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 3Health News:Retired Ann Arbor Physician and Professor Wields New Media to Teach Health Science 4
... (OTC Bulletin Board: PLCSF) announced today that it expects to ... fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008 before the ... to host a conference call to discuss those results at ... be joined via telephone by dialing (866) 356-3377 or (617) ...
... Living Life as Fully as Possible , ALEXANDRIA, Va., ... Organization wants all people to know that hospice delivers ... family caregivers who are coping with life-limiting illness. A ... Presents Legal Quandary," by Greg Bluestein, 03/02/09) carries a ...
... Known for Her Quest to Raise One Million Dollars for ... JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3 At 56, Linda Quirk has ... in just under a year. She began her trek ... 2008 and has since gone on to run the Great ...
... Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce that ... (FDA) Level II Baseline Inspection and received a NAI ... for the FDA to periodically perform unannounced inspections for ... FDA validates the Company,s quality system and its strict ...
... nine children, One in ten adults. , One in ... home , 402 people died due to asthma in 2006, ... People with asthma should have a written asthma action plan but ... telling patients what to do if their asthma gets worse. An ...
... disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are ... to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. To date, ... in these conditions and no approved therapeutic ... system overexpression plays a central role in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information 2Health News:56-Year-Old Grandmother Heads to Antarctica to Run Her Seventh Worldwide Marathon in Under a Year 2Health News:56-Year-Old Grandmother Heads to Antarctica to Run Her Seventh Worldwide Marathon in Under a Year 3Health News:Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Successfully Completes FDA Inspection 2Health News:Is telmisartan effective in treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis? 2Health News:Is telmisartan effective in treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis? 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ... Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to ... for patients with complex cancer. Titled ... model developed at UH to enhance care for adult ... need for high health care utilization.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , July 10, 2014  BC ... solutions, and MiE America , Inc., a leading ... have entered into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical ... the US. MiE and BC Technical ... strategic agreement to establish BC Technical as the service ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark ... board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 ... dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people ... pharmacy company in the United States . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
The generously sized STERILE VIEW Monk Hood from DePuy provides splash protection in the chin and neck areas from body fluids and liquids. Shoulder cut outs and ties ensure a comfortable fit. This pr...
STERILE VIEW Knee High Boots are sealed thermoplastic boots that help provide splash protection from microorganisms, particulate mater and body fluids....
Digital Imaging for Optical Screening:,Diabetes, Glaucoma Macular Degeneration, and other retinal disease....
... Misys Laboratory is a ... that manages specimen data ... specimen tracking to final ... Laboratory is a multi-module ...
Medicine Products: