Sleep Tests to Diagnose OSA
In Canada, Sleep Tests to diagnose OSA can be conducted in Sleep Labs, hospitals, or homes. The common types of studies available are:
Sleep Study (Polysomnogram) is available in a Sleep Lab or Hospital and consists of supervised overnight monitoring of breathing, physical movements, brain wave activity and many other parameters.
Sleep Study is conducted in your home. The device records PAT (Peripheral Arterial Tone) Oximetry Actigraphy, Heart Rate, Body Position, Snoring your Respiratory Disturbance, Apnea Hypopnea and other parameters during the night.
Level 3 Sleep Study is conducted in the comfort of your home. The sleep diagnostic device records your oxygen levels, heart rate, airflow, snoring, sleep stages, leg movements, and other vital parameters during the night.
In Level 4 Sleep Study, pulse oximetry is used to check any condition that affects blood oxygen levels, such as heart attack, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), anemia, lung cancer, and asthma.
How Diagnostic Equipment Works?
Watch these informational videos to understand how diagnostic equipment works: