Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you think you or a loved one may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the first step is to discuss your concerns with your health care provider.
Diagnosing OSA requires a sleep test (or study), which in approximately 80% of cases, can be completed using a home sleep test in the comfort of your own home. In some specific situations, your physician may recommend an overnight sleep test in a standalone or hospital-based sleep center. Many major insurance companies now encourage home sleep testing as a critical first step in sleep disorder diagnosis, helping patients identify their sleep apnea and so they can begin treatment as quickly as possible. Learn more about the benefits of home sleep testing.
Don’t guess – Find out today if you may be at-risk by completing our OSA Risk Assessment Questionnaire and discussing it with your healthcare provider, because only he or she may order a home sleep test.
With AccuSom®, the test is delivered directly to your home and you sleep comfortably in your own bed, without an attendant monitoring you during the night. This FDA-cleared test for patients 18 years of age and older measures the parameters recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) through three easy-to-use sensors:
- Chest Sensor: worn around the chest to measure breathing effort
- Finger Sensor: worn on the finger to measure oxygen levels in the blood and heart rate
- Breath Sensor: placed under the nose to measure airflow and snoring
In many cases, the AccuSom can be delivered as early as the next day. On the day that you receive the test, our Clinical Team will call you to walk you through setting it up. If you have any questions throughout the process, even in the middle of the night, you have 24/7 access to the NovaSom Clinical Team (U.S. based Sleep Technicians) via our toll-free number: 877-753-3776.
Each morning after testing, you will receive a call from the Clinical Team to discuss your experience. They will ensure that you have charged the device, that your data has been transmitted to the interpreting physician, and offer suggestions if you are completing a multi-night test. Once you complete the test, our Clinical Team will verify that enough data has been collected and will work with you to return the test, either through a local drop-off point or a scheduled pick-up at your home.
Download the AccuSom home sleep test paperwork for your physician.