Research Study Confirms The Efficacy Of OSA Home Testing

No longer are drivers with sleep apnea forced to spend the night in a sleep clinic away from home or off the road. The results of a new study show that diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can now be performed in the comfort of your own home or in your sleeper compartment while on the road. No more down time or time away from family for testing.

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan studied the results of treatment on patients that had OSA that were tested either at home or in sleep laboratories. The variables that were compared included quality of life, sleepiness, blood pressure, sleep quality, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence on more than 100 patients.

There were no significant differences between variables for patients that were tested at home and at the sleep laboratory. At the end of the study, researchers concluded that selected patients could opt for home treatments with the same outcomes as those that were admitted to the sleep clinics.

This is exceptionally good news for drivers who are hesitant or unable to take taime away from the road or from family in order to spend the night or more in a sleep clinic for testing. An additional benefit is that home testing is one fourth the cost of clinic testing and is covered by most insurance plans.

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