How Does the WatchPAT Device Work?
Although many sleep studies are performed in testing facilities, the WatchPAT device is easy to use and can be tested in the comfort of the patient's home. During a WatchPAT sleep study, a small recording device is attached to the patient's wrist, and its noninvasive probe is attached to the patient's finger. Any changes in peripheral arterial tone, and changes in the nervous system caused by respiratory disturbance, are recorded by the device. The WatchPAT device monitors the following as the patient sleeps:
- Blood oxygen level
- Heart rate
- Body movement
- Body position
- Snoring intensity
- Respiratory disturbances
- Rapid eye movement (REM)
The data from the device is transferred to our specialist's computer through a USB port, resulting in a detailed sleep report. Based on the information in the report, treatment ranging from nasal decongestants to surgery may be recommended.
Using the WatchPAT ONE Device
- Attach the chest sensor
- Strap on the WatchPAT home sleep apnea test bracelet to your non-dominate hand
- Slip on the finger probe
There are no risks associated with the WatchPAT system, and it provides a reliable and accurate diagnosis. Using this device just one for one night, we can work together to recommend the best treatment plan for you.
At Houston Sleep and Narcolepsy, we want to provide the products and services that will help our patients sleep better at night and get the quality sleep they need and deserve.