Healthy sleep can boost your mood, memory and immunity, while lowering stress, blood pressure and body weight. But nearly 1 billion people globally suffer from sleep apnea and an estimated 80 percent of adults in the United States are undiagnosed. Untreated sleep apnea can drastically increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and a host of other diseases.
A common barrier to getting a sleep apnea diagnosis is the expense and inconvenience of undergoing a sleep study at a hospital-like facility. As a way to overcome these obstacles, Lunella LLC has launched a new one-of-a-kind home sleep test and service, which allows people who suspect they might be at risk of sleep apnea to get a diagnosis and prescription, if needed, all from the comfort and convenience of their own home. An independent board-certified sleep physician interprets the test data and shares the confidential diagnosis in just days.
“We believe one of the biggest hurdles to diagnosing sleep apnea is convenience,” Lunella CEO Robert Wilkins said. “Lunella enables consumers to get easily diagnosed and on a path toward treatment and improving their overall sleep health.”
The Lunella service streamlines the process of diagnosing sleep apnea by offering a single-use, FDA-cleared home sleep test for sleep apnea—called the WatchPAT™ One—as part of their service. Customers administer this simple-to-use test themselves from the comfort of their own homes. There are just four steps to the process:
- Complete a FREE eight question sleep apnea risk assessment at lunella.com.
- Take the WatchPAT™ ONE single-use sleep apnea home sleep test.
- In just days, get a diagnosis from a board-certified sleep physician.
- Receive a prescription for the appropriate therapy, if needed.
The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal found that sleep apnea is often overlooked or misdiagnosed due to symptoms commonly associated with other disorders and conditions, including depression, daytime fatigue, trouble concentrating and headaches. Individuals who experience these symptoms and suspect that they have sleep apnea can visit lunella.com for a free risk assessment.
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