When it comes to Home Sleep Apnea Tests (HSAT), you can’t do much better than the advanced WatchPAT™ 300 system. Our dentist, Dr. Merrily Sandford, and our team utilize the WatchPAT 300 to gather information about your sleep patterns using the advanced peripheral arterial tone (PAT) signal. This device, worn like a watch, monitors information from up to seven channels, including PAT signals, heart rate, oximetry (how much oxygen is in the blood), actigraphy (movement and physical activity), body position, snoring and chest motion. It achieves these measurements from just three points of contact: at the wrist, fingertip and chest. With all of this data, the WatchPAT captures a more complete picture of what your body does while you sleep, allowing us to more accurately diagnose your sleep disorders while you stay in the comfort of your own bed.
Once the raw data is collected, our team can create a full report of what your sleep patterns look like, taking into account how you sleep, how many times you lose airflow throughout the night, how severe these episodes are and what the best course of action is to treat your sleep disordered breathing. If you are looking for a physician who uses the WatchPAT 300 in Austin, Texas, give our team a call today at 512-263-8284.