Research shows that sleep is critical for brain health. It helps connect the brain cells that allow us to learn new things and form new memories. It affects every tissue and system in our bodies, strengthening our immune system and helping prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and moodiness. Most adults require seven to nine hours of sleep a night to maintain optimal health.
What is a sleep disorder?
Sleep disorders may include a range of problems, such as:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Sleep fragmentation – Short, repetitive interruptions to sleep
- Obstructive sleep Apnea – Intermittent sleep disruption caused by throat muscles relaxing and blocking the airway
- Low sleep efficiency – Poor “sleep hygiene” that leads to insufficient deep sleep
Kaizen’s Advanced Home Sleep Study
To diagnose a sleep disorder, physicians typically recommend a polysomnography, or sleep study. Usually, sleep studies take place in sleep labs or centers, where breathing activity, oxygen levels, heart rate, brain waves, and eye and limb movements are recorded overnight. Kaizen now offers a two-night, in-home Sleep Profiler that eliminates the inconvenience of an overnight stay in a clinic.
Benefits of Kaizen’s In-Home Sleep Lab
Kaizen’s In-Home Sleep Profiler records the length and quality of sleep, including both REM and slow-wave sleep based on a two-night study.
Highlights of the profiler include:
- Sleep in the comfort and privacy of your own bed.
- No long waits to schedule sleep studies.
- No cumbersome electrodes – Easy-t0-wear headband and abdominal belt instead.
- Monitors blood oxygen saturation.
- Rapid report generation.
Sleep Profile Results
Data from the Sleep Profiler report helps our Kaizen sleep specialists determine if you are progressing properly through the various sleep stages. The results of the study improves diagnostic accuracy and may be used to develop a treatment plan or determine if further tests are needed. A treatment plan may include appropriate medication and instruction on effective “sleep hygiene.”