ResMed launches at-home sleep test device in India

March 19, 2021 0 By FM

ResMed has launched “onesleeptest”, a new at-home sleep test by Ectosense, in India, in conjunction with World Sleep Day on March 19, to help patients and physicians diagnose people suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea.

The three-part onesleeptest service provided by Resmed includes the home sleep test, along with sleep scoring by a leading sleep physician in India and sleep coach consultancy to support patients’ journey from diagnosis to therapy.

Onesleeptest is a disposable, multi-night use test based on peripheral arterial tonometry technology with a built-in NightOwl sensor driven by Photoplethysmography-PPG technology. This helps measure key indicators such as heart rate, oxygen desaturation and body movements to determine the sleep quality.

The onesleeptest device accurately tracks and delivers results by a certified sleep specialist within 3-5 working days, making it an ideal solution to test sleep quality from the comfort and safety of ones home during the pandemic, said the company.

Sleep disorders are often undiagnosed, are detrimental to one’s health, and are possibly the underlying cause for several serious, life-threatening conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Moreover, patients that suffer from sleep apnea, a relatively unknown but prevalent sleep disorder, experience loss of productivity, snoring, morning headaches and daytime sleepiness as the most common symptoms.

In India, an estimated 5.4 percent of the population between the ages of 30-69 (28.8 million) suffers from moderate to severe sleep apnea, according to a 2019 Lancet Respiratory Medicine study.

“Over one-third of the Indian population suffers from sleeping disorders, and the worst part is, many don’t know they have it and therefore don’t reach out for help. We believe home sleep tests are essential to helping diagnose more people who suffer from sleep apnea, especially at a time when social distancing and contactless diagnosis is encouraged. Therefore, onesleeptest is the ideal solution.” said Seema Arora, Marketing Manager, Asia & LatAm – ANZ, ResMed.

A onesleeptest kit could be activated via the NightOwl app from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. The onesleeptest allows a patient to assess their results via email by a certified sleep specialist at ResMed, along with suitable therapies and treatments. An appointment with a sleep coach could be taken at toll-free number: 1800-103-3969.