Sleep Data provides the following services services: Home Sleep Testing, Diagnosis, CPAP Therapy, Therapist Coaching, Continued Care & Supplies, and Dental Sleep Medicine using Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) and Combination Therapy. Our professional team is focused on enhancing your life by educating and assisting you through the process to assure successful treatment for the long-term.
Home Sleep testing
If the prospect of sleeping in a lab makes you uncomfortable, you will be pleased to learn that Sleep Data testing takes place in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
We will show you how to use the sleep-testing device and then all you have to do is “catch some Z’s.”
Home sleep testing is widely accepted and is a comfortable, more cost-effective alternative to using a sleep lab.
A final report is typically sent to your primary care physician within one week of receiving the completed home sleep test.
One of our RPSGT's (Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) will read, analyze, and score your completed home sleep test.
Those results are then analyzed and interpreted by one of our board-certified sleep physicians who is licensed to write a prescription for CPAP therapy when appropriate.
Measured parameters considered in the diagnosis include heart rate, respiratory effort, nasal-oral airflow, oxyhemoglobin saturation, snoring intensity and frequency, and body position.
Data points delivered to your primary care physician include but are not limited to an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI—indicates the severity of sleep apnea), oxygen desaturation, an autonomic arousal index, and a respiratory disturbance index (RDI).
CPAP is considered the gold standard for sleep apnea therapy because when administered correctly and used nightly it works to effectively treat sleep apnea for millions of patients each year.
The CPAP process involves delivering pressurized air through a mask; your upper airway is kept open due to the pressure, preventing airway obstruction.
We utilize the highest quality machines, masks and air filters, but our respiratory therapists will do a lot more than merely provide you with your CPAP equipment. You will also be:
- Walked through the process of how to be successful
- Taught how to use and care for the machine, mask and other equipment
- Personally fit with a mask
Starting anything new can be a challenge. While CPAP will ultimately become a typical part of your evening routine, we know the initial weeks of using it can cause some anxiety. To provide support through this process, we will communicate with you on a regular basis to help and/or assist your individual needs.
Each of our licensed Respiratory Therapists are highly trained professionals who are deeply skilled in coaching CPAP patients to be successful with their treatment. Our therapists are focused on your positive outcome, and the benefits of your short and long-term care.
Our continued care team is also available anytime you have questions or issues with your equipment. You are never alone; Sleep Data is there to provide support when you need it.
To ensure your therapy is successful, it is important to replace your CPAP mask, air filter and hose every three to six months. Even if you are not having any issues, such as leaks or tears, equipment should be replaced to eliminate the possibility of bacteria build-up.
There are two ways to receive your new equipment, when you are eligible to receive it as per your insurance company:
- Easy ship—Receive a call from our automated system so you can place an order (for patients with HMO insurance)
- Auto ship—Receive replacement supplies automatically (for patients with PPO insurance)
You will be happy to learn that we never charge for shipping and we will provide you with a schedule that reflects how often your insurance company pays for CPAP replacement supplies. We anticipate being your care partner for life, so we work hard to ensure you consider us a valued partner that has your best interest in mind.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is indicated for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Oral appliance therapy is recommended for those who want an alternative for their mild to moderate OSA or who cannot tolerate the CPAP.
An oral appliance is a dental device that fits onto the upper and lower teeth, advancing the jaw/tongue slightly forward to open the airway passage, enabling air to the lungs.
Combination therapy utilizes the oral appliance and CPAP together. The benefit to combination therapy is that the oral appliance opens the airway passage, allowing the CPAP pressure to be lowered to a more tolerable setting.
OAT is provided by Sleep Alliance, Practice of Todd Morgan Dental Corporation.
The Seriousness of Sleep Apnea and Access to Services
Sleep Apnea affects more than 42 million Americans. Besides not getting quality sleep, it can also significantly affect your quality of life, health and work performance.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The main types of sleep apnea are:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when the throat muscles relax.
- Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome, occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our professional team will be there every step of the way to explain your options and select a treatment pathway to ensure the best treatment protocol for patient success. We will provide you with the highest quality supplies, train you how to use them and serve as an ongoing resource.