OSA (OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA)
Sleep Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Medigas' solution to help expedite the detection and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is to provide sleep screening in the comfort of your home. Sleep screening is performed using a portable device that is used for one night. The belts and sensors are attached to your body and connected to a portable device to measure your chest and abdominal movements, oxygen saturation, pulse, airflow, snoring and the position in which you are sleeping.
To begin the sleep screening process, you must first obtain a prescription from your doctor who may identify Medigas as an available option for home sleep screening. When you call Medigas, you will receive your choice of an in-store or in-home appointment for a Medigas healthcare professional to instruct you on the set-up and use of the sleep screening device.
The results of your sleep screening will be interpreted by an independent respirologist or sleep specialist. If the results show signs of sleep apnea, the interpreting physician may recommend a second test using Auto-CPAP. This device delivers a positive pressure to your airway through a face mask that is worn while you are sleeping. With the help of the Auto-CPAP, the pressure required to keep your airway open is determined. The data collected from the Auto-CPAP is also interpreted by an independent respirologist or sleep specialist and a treatment recommendation will be made to your own doctor. Your doctor may prescribe continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and identify Medigas as an available option for CPAP therapy.
We encourage you to contact Medigas for more information about sleep screening and the treatment for OSA. Sleep screening is available at select Medigas locations.