What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is the most common sleep disorder. Risk factors for OSA include older age, male gender, obesity, thick neck, smoking, and family history of OSA. Signs and symptoms of OSA include daytime sleepiness, snoring, gasping, choking, snorting, pauses in breathing while sleeping, morning headaches, insomnia, frequent urination during sleep.
How do you diagnose OSA?
There are two main types of sleep studies: in-lab polysomnography (PSG) study vs home sleep study (HST).
What is a polysomnography (PSG)?
A PSG is a sleep study performed in a sleep center. It involves extensive monitoring during sleep: brain waves, eye movements, air flow from your nose and mouth, chest movements, stomach movements, limb movements, heart rate and rhythm, and oxygen levels.
What is a home sleep study (HST)?
An HST is a sleep study that can be performed at home. It is usually performed in people who are at high risk for OSA. HST’s are typically able to monitor air flow from your nose and mouth, chest movements, stomach movements, heart rate, and oxygen levels. The HST equipment that we use is unique because it is the only sleep study equipment that allows us to determine if you have OSA based on monitoring from your finger and heartbeat.
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