The only constant is change. This old adage is perhaps demonstrated by technology more so than anything else. People are always looking for a new solution to the world’s problems because innovation is a part of who we are.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has declared sleep disorders a public health epidemic. This worldwide issue has resulted in the invention of numerous sleep tracking tools as well as new treatment options.
One of the main contributors to this problem is a lack of airflow during sleep.
Tracking Your Sleep
Prior to modern technology, tracking your sleep was incredibly challenging. Because we’re not conscious while we sleep, we have no way of monitoring our behaviors. Aside from relying on morning reflections of our night or secondhand accounts from someone else, we’re largely left in the dark when it comes to our quality of sleep.
Utilizing the technology available to us today provides clues we previously would have never thought imaginable. From monitoring the duration of actual sleep cycles themselves down to our oxygen intake, we are constantly inventing new ways to keep track of our health while we rest.
How Technology Has Brought Preliminary Sleep Apnea Diagnosis to Your Home
While numerous technologies now exist to answer our sleep-related questions, they also continue to become more accessible to the general public.
- Wearable technology – Smartwatches now have the capability to track sleep cycles and O2 intake.
- Snoring management apps – Developers have now made the prospect of wondering how bad your snoring is a thing of the past. Using such apps allows the person monitoring to record audio of their snoring for review once they wake up.
- In-home sleep apnea diagnosis – Dr. Marzban utilizes WatchPAT™ for in-home sleep apnea diagnosis. This wearable technology collects data on “true sleep time,” sleep architecture, sleep apnea, and provides the patient with a score, all accessible through a smartphone app.
Schedule Your Consultation TodayStop wondering what’s causing your difficulty sleeping. Schedule your sleep apnea treatment consultation today by contacting Dr. Marzban at 703-349-4277 or visiting our contact page.