Inland Sleep Center
Sleep, as we all know, is an important part of our life. Sleep recharges our energy level, allowing us to be vibrant and fully productive throughout our waking hours. However, sleep disorders affect the lives of more than 18 million American adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Home Sleep Testing
A home sleep test (HST) is a sleep study done at home that is used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Most HST devices are portable – about the size of a telephone handset. Home sleep testing is also called ‘Unattended Sleep Study’.
They usually measure the following biologic parameters:
- Nasal and Oral Airflow – by thin wire that is taped by the nose and mouth – some sensors look like an oxygen cannula.
- Respiratory Effort – by elastic belt bands that are placed across the chest and abdomen.
- Oximeter Finger Probe – a small clip-like device that attaches to the finger tip and emits a red light that assists in the evaluation of oxygen levels in the blood while sleeping.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a small device inside your body.
Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.