UA sleep clinic now offers in-home test option - Tucson News Now

UA sleep clinic now offers in-home test option

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Equipment for at home sleep study (Source: University of Arizona) Equipment for at home sleep study (Source: University of Arizona)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A new option is now available for those in need of a sleep disorder test.

The Center for Sleep Disorders at University of Arizona Medical Center is now accredited to have patients take the test in the comfort of their own home.

This is a big difference for some people, who are not comfortable with going to a clinic and falling asleep there for specialized testing.

Patients will get briefed on how to use the sleep test equipment before taking it home and administering the test themselves.

The equipment is used to test for sleep apnea, a chronic condition in which people have brief interruptions of breathing while they sleep. Researchers say it affects roughly 18 million Americans.

UA's program was recently accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  This is the first time UAMC is offering in-home testing. 

Officials at the sleep center say this new option will help those who are homebound and not comfortable in the sleep lab environment. 

The in-home sleep disorder test is not for everyone.

You must have a recommendation from your health care provider.

For more information on the program, call 520-694-2522 or click the following link - http://opa.ahsc.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/2014/sleep-disorders-center-accredited-perform-sleep-studies

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