Sleep Apnea Test
Sleep Apnea Test
When to test
Excessive snoring and daytime sleepiness are the hallmark signs of sleep apnea. If you or your partner experience this then testing for sleep apnea is recommended.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the tongue collapses against the soft palate and the soft palate collapses against the back of the throat during sleep, and the airway is closed. OSA is highly correlated with cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke. OSA is also associated with daytime sleepiness, headaches, memory loss, mood changes, relationship disturbances and decreased libido. Untreated sleep apnea is a major independent risk factor contributing to: Hypertension, Cardiovascular disease, Cognitive impairment/daytime sleepiness, Depression, Impotency, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Increased Mortality, and Erectile Dysfunction.
What are the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and who should get this test?
Symptoms include: snoring, overweight/obesity, choking during sleep, daytime fatigue, dry mouth, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, or diabetes
Who should get this test?
Anyone experiencing symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea should take this test.
Does health insurance cover the cost?
If a doctor ordered this test for you and you have a prescription, then yes! You can use insurance to pay for this test.
How much will it cost as self-pay?
If you do not wish to use insurance, this test will cost $250.
After ordering the test, you will receive an explanation email with a link to download the ® Companion app. The in-app instruction videos guide you through the testing protocol. If a test fails, the app will tell you how to do better and extend the test automatically. After each night of testing, the sensor and questionnaire data is uploaded to NightOwl and a diagnostic report becomes available in the NightOwl® Portal.