Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum.
In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a Polysomnography (PSG-Sleep Study). This is typically done in a Sleep lab, requiring the patient to spend the night in the sleep lab, while the polysomnography (PSG) equipment records patient\’s physiological data. However, today with technological advancements a polysomnograpy can be performed at home and is called Home Sleep Study.
Sleep study at home is getting more popular in India and more widely accepted. The problem is that a lot of people still do not know about it. There is lack of awareness in the medical community and in the public about the clinical significance of sleep breathing disorders.
Advantages for the home sleep study:
and Home sleep study is an ideal solution for those who have sleep apnea and enable early detection and treatment
and It is also a good alternative for those who do not want to spend a night in a hospital, for whatever reason.
and The home sleep apnea test is quick, personal, and less expensive compared to a sleep study in a lab.
and The waiting list for an overnight study in a sleep lab is reduced dramatically and more people get treated sooner.
and Home sleep testing can be especially advantageous to the home-bound, elderly, or those with chronic illness, who require specialized care such as a nurse or family member spending the night, expensive transportation costs, etc.
and The typical cost of a home sleep test is only a fraction of the cost of an in-lab sleep test, and typically yields similar results. (Cost Rs 5000 approx.).
If you know someone who has been avoiding a sleep study because of the inconvenience, or inability to sleep in new places, let them know about this new option. It is really difficult to sleep at the sleep lab with all of those sensors attached.
Please Contact ENT Clinic at Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum or Email: [email protected]