New Online Test: SleepTest.com Aids in the Diagnosis of OSA
90% of the Population Remain Undiagnosed with Sleep Apnea
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). With OSA affecting the masses, you’d think a sleep test would be part of each physical exam and doctor visit. On the contrary, it has been estimated that less than 25% of patients have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, leaving millions at risk of complications. SleepTest.com offers a new online sleep test, for those who may be suffering with sleep apnea.
With awareness being a key factor in diagnosis, companies are emerging with goals of raising awareness through education, diagnostic screening technologies, home sleep testing and now, free OSA testing. Companies such as Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) have been educating dentists and physicians across the globe on how they can screen and treat OSA through home sleep testing programs, diagnostic equipment and oral appliance therapy. These courses have generated a local buzz among the dental and medical community, and in turn, dentists and physicians are saving lives and creating healthier patient populations simply by asking patients a series of questions, and running tests. “Our seminars are designed to teach dentists how to treat patients with OSA through oral appliance therapy. They attend a continuing education course, and become experts in screening and treating OSA in their dental practices,” comments Rani Ben David, President of Sleep Group Solutions.
Sleep Group Solutions took it a step further and partnered with online giant SleepTest.com to offer patients a new and free way to screen for OSA. Patients can now log onto the website (sleeptest.com) and fill out a brief questionnaire from the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. The answers measure the level of sleepiness patients feel throughout the day. The results can be sent to a local dentist in the area, and an appointment can be made straight from the site. SleepTest.com is also utilized by patients who have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but may be looking for CPAP alternatives. “The statistics are alarming, that is why SleepTest.com is dedicated to raising the awareness of Sleep Apnea and other sleep related illnesses. Our goal is to not only help save lives, but to help people live a better, healthier life,” Elias Kalantzis, Founder of SleepTest.com.
Sleep Group Solutions also offers an iPhone app to screen for sleep apnea. The MSleepTEST application records your bedtime partners snoring, then uploads the sound bite to a server. The audio clip is sent to a local office trained in sleep medicine to see if an appointment is necessary. Between MSleepTest and SleepTest.com its easier than ever to screen for sleep apnea. Log on and take the test, it may be the most important test you’ve ever taken.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. SGS offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing at SleepTest.com. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer. http://www.SleepGS.com
SleepTest.com is a great online resource dedicated to educating the public on sleep apnea and related sleep disorders. Our goal is to offer you a free preliminary screening that can help identify any potential sleep problems. This Sleep Test is quick and easy, and can be completed in about 5 minutes. After you fill out your information, if you choose, your results can be reviewed by a board certified sleep doctor at no charge. You also have the opportunity to meet with a doctor in your local area for a free consultation. Depending on your insurance plan, the cost of an overnight Sleep Test can be completely covered. For patients who already suffer from sleep apnea and cannot tolerate the CPAP therapy, SleepTest.com offers innovative CPAP alternatives.
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