Diagnosing Sleep Apnea
There are two types of diagnostic tools your doctor can use to find out if you have sleep apnea - a sleep center study or a home sleep test like the ARES Solution at-home sleep study.
Here’s what you’d experience at both:
Sleep Center Study - You’ll pack a bag and travel to the sleep center of your doctor’s choice for a night or two. You’ll need to make overnight arrangements for your pets and kids, and you may need to take the next day off of work depending on your schedule.
You’ll be assigned a private room with a bed. After you get into bed, the nurse will glue or tape sensors to the skin of your face and body. These sensors are attached to machines next to your bed, so you’ll have to remove all of them if you need to get up and go to the bathroom during the night. If you do, the nurse will need to reattach them all before you can go back to sleep.
You’ll be monitored all night by the staff and the sensors as you sleep. Later, your doctor will review the data collected during your sleep study to give you a diagnosis.
ARES Solution At-Home Sleep Study - With the ARES Solution at-home sleep study, you’ll avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of having to sleep in an unfamiliar sleep study center away from home. You won’t have to arrange for childcare, pet sitting, or take a day off from work to do an at-home sleep study like you would with an in-facility sleep study.
Your ARES Solution Sleep Study device will be mailed directly to your home. The device is a small, comfortably fitting device that you’ll wear while you sleep for one to three nights. The device is worn around the top of the head like a tennis sweatband, so it doesn’t feel claustrophobic like some of the larger, more cumbersome at-home sleep study devices on the market.