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 treatment plan for you.


'/>"/>

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

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:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in ... lights on the variety of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many ... career has gone from being in a major recession to one of the hottest ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a new ... This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than ... to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at ... company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev ... of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... certificate in intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs. , Answering to ... the college’s existing certificate programs in health law, and environmental and land use ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 ... 32 million cancer survivors worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world ... Cancer Survivors Day®. , National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , May 27, 2016 ... biotechnology company focused on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and ... Commissiong will be presenting at two upcoming investor conferences: ... Conference Center, 730 Third Avenue, New York City ... at 3:00pm Marcum MicroCap Conference   ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016   Change Healthcare ... analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services designed ... entered into a strategic channel partnership with ... software solutions and revenue cycle management services ... and rehabilitation clinics to optimize revenue, operational ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... and GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May 25, 2016 ... ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that the company ... Diagnostics GmbH to develop and commercialize predictive assays in oncology. ... as a marker to predict effectiveness of anthracycline treatment in ... "We are pleased to partner with Therawis, which developed the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: