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How to Test for Sleep Apnea During COVID-19

Right now, and probably for the next year at least, we want to avoid hospital admissions if the tests we require can be done at home. While doctors diagnose and manage COVID-19 that doesn’t mean that you must not look after your general health, particularly if you suffer from diabetes or insulin resistance or any type of cardiovascular disease.

Obstructive sleep apnea is one sleep disorder that should not be left untreated as it can, in time, cause other health problems to arise. Obstructive sleep apnea usually presents with loud snoring, gasps and pauses during sleep and tiredness is felt throughout the day. In order to properly diagnose and treat sleep apnea you need to speak to your doctor about whether an at home test, such as the at home apnea tests Airo offers. Traditionally sleep apnea tests have been done in sleep laboratories within hospitals. 

At-home testing has been done for a number of years and is as effective as hospital testing. The home tests, including instructions are delivered to your home by courier thus keeping you safe. The home test is much more affordable and during the COVID pandemic, much safer! You also have the added bonus of being able to sleep in your own bed. Components of the machine are sanitised or disposed of after each test so you can be sure you are safe.

The home tests have been subjected to repeated testing and research studies showing complete accuracy – as long as you are just looking for obstructive sleep apnea as they don’t test for anything else.

Contact us today to find out more about our internationally tried and tested diagnostic sleep tests.

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