Am I a Good Candidate for Telesleep Services?
As we learn to adjust the way we live, work, and congregate, more medical consultations and treatments are taking place over video chat and phone calls. It is not surprising, then, that people suffering from sleep apnea are also inquiring about obtaining services and treatments from a distance, including home sleep studies and ongoing sleep apnea treatment. Sleep & Neuroscience Associates is pleased to offer telesleep (sleep telemedicine) services that allow patients to access a sleep specialist from the comfort of their own home, rather than coming into our practice’s Greenwich, CT location. More patients are beginning to ask if they are a good candidate for telesleep services, including a home sleep study.
Home Sleep Study
During a home sleep study, a patient who has or is suspected to have sleep apnea takes home a home sleep study machine. You will be given instructions to learn how to apply the monitoring wires and make sure the machine is connected properly. The machine stores all of the information about your sleep patterns, including oxygen levels, pulse rate, and sleep pattern. A sleep study may be beneficial in obtaining more accurate sleep data, since some patients have difficulty falling asleep or attaining a natural state of sleep in the lab.
Sleep Apnea Treatment with Sleep Telemedicine
Whether you are commuting from a far distance or simply want to avoid any unnecessary exposure, our telesleep services provide a unique option for obtaining a diagnosis and receiving ongoing treatment for your sleep apnea. Using a secure video portal, you will be able to connect with Dr. Malhotra in order to:
- Review your home sleep study results
- Discuss your treatment options
- Discuss any concerns you have regarding treatment or treatment changes
- Address any sleep-related concerns you might have
- Obtain an appointment outside of normal office hours
If you are interested in learning more about our sleep telemedicine services, the first step is contacting sleep specialist Dr. Malhotra in Greenwich, CT. Use this form to schedule an appointment or call (203) 653-3519 to learn more about telesleep services.