Can't Sleep? Consider a Take Home Sleep Study

According to the American Academy on Sleep Medicine, more than 70 million people in the U.S. have a sleep disorder. Most of those who have one are completely unaware of it. Many of those who are aware of it never choose to seek the help that they need. 

In the past, those who did seek medical treatment (which is highly recommended), were limited to one option -  a sleep study completed at a doctor's office or hospital, which meant staying over night in their facility. Even though this has its place, especially for those who are obese or present with a condition that should be monitored over night, there is no doubt that there is no place like home!

Now there's another option for patients that qualify - a take home sleep study. This new device is called Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES). 

The ARES wireless physiological recorder is worn on the forehead, and its small size makes it comfortable in all sleep positions. ARES can acquire and store up to three nights of nocturnal data, including blood oxygen saturation, pulse rate, airflow, snoring levels, head movement and head position. Audio and visual indicators notify the user when the device requires adjustment for increased reliability of data. 

GMC's Center for Sleep Disorders offers this study, and the results will be interrupted by a physician that is board certified in sleep medicine. The Center for Sleep Disorders in GMC-Lawrenceville is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The registered technologists work closely with our board certified physicians to interpret your study effectively and efficiently. The Center for Sleep Disorders is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care. 

For more information about the take home sleep study or a traditional study, call 678-312-4326.


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