Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS. Consultant ENT Surgeon.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disease associated with loud snoring and daytime sleepiness affect lot of people irrespective of age. People suffering from the OSA disorder are extremely sleepy and need to take a nap several times a day.
Apart from a social nuisance, this assumes greater importance when it occurs in patients with cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 Diabetes, the only way to diagnose and start appropriate treatment in Sleep Apnea is to do sleep studies (Polysomnogram-PSG) and prevent any serious complications and even prevent unexplained death during sleep.
In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (PSG or sleep study). This is typically done in a sleep lab, requiring the patient to spend the night in-lab, while the polysomnography (PSG) equipment records his/her physiological data. However, today with technological advancements a polysomnograpy can be performed at home and is called home sleep testing. Now thanks to modern technological advances, domiciliary home sleep study is possible at your own comfort at your own home.
Advantages of Home sleep Study
1. The patient is able to spend the night in the patient\’s own bed in familiar surroundings, reducing first night effect.
2. 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. It is also beneficial for those with trouble arranging time out of their schedules to spend the night in-lab.
3. 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 in the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Cost of Home Sleep Study in Kerala. Rs 5000 (plain study)-Rs 6500 (with ECG and EEG) (approx)
To get a sleep study done from the comfort of your own home, please contact ENT clinic at Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, kerala, India: Email [email protected]
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