What is WatchPAT?
WatchPAT is an FDA-cleared home sleep apnea test and diagnostic device that uses innovative technologies to ensure the accurate detection of sleep apnea. Unlike other complicated sleep tests, the WatchPAT utilizes a wearable wrist device, a chest sensor and a finger probe to make at-home sleep apnea testing simple and reliable. This test can be completed in the comfort of your own bedroom, which is more representative of your personal sleep habits.
WatchPAT can be used as an easy test alongside a CPAP machine or oral appliance to check the effectiveness of your sleep aid device. We often use repeat testing to follow progress of other interventions meant to improve sleep quality.
Indications for testing:
- Known sleep apnea
- Episodes of gasping or stopping breathing – reported by another person
- Daytime fatigue
- Waking up feeling unrefreshed
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Waking with a dry mouth
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Morning headaches
- High blood pressure
- Chronic sinus issues
Schedule a 20-minute set-up visit with one of our providers to go over the use of the WatchPAT device. The device will be given to you during that appointment or sent to you in the mail. After you complete your at-home sleep test, we will go over the results with recommendations for best next steps based on your findings. The cost of the package includes the WatchPAT setup, device, and the consultation to go over the results.