Sleep Apnea is a complete or partial cessation to airflow with decrease in Oxygen level and arousals during sleep due to complete or partial collapse of your throat.
Sleep Apnea can cause heart attack, stroke, High blood pressure and irregular heart beat or Atrial fib. Sleep Apnea can make it difficult to control Asthma, Diabetes, Depression or Seizures. It can cause sudden cardiac arrest and even death.
Henceforth the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea cannot be overemphasized.
In addition to our full service Sleep Lab, Ismail Sleep Disorder Center, we provide 2 options for Home Sleep Testing in the comfort of your home.
ApneaLink Home Sleep Testing is the traditional Gold standard and time tested way to diagnose Sleep Apnea. It is very similar to the way we diagnose Sleep Apnea in a Formal Sleep Study in a sleep lab by utilizing airflow monitoring. We sit down with you and explain the whole process to make it easy for you. It is available to our New Castle County, Delaware resident patients.
Watchpat one is innovative way to diagnose Sleep Apnea and is a disposable one time use device. It requires an app on your smart phone to complete the test. App takes you step by step through the journey to complete the test. This is an option for all the patients who are not New Castle County, Delware residents. No picking up or dropping the device needed.
To determine risk for Sleep Apnea please fill out: Stop Bang Questionnaire
To determine Daytime Sleepiness please complete: Epworth Sleepiness Scale