The number of medical advancements to cure sleep disorders has seen a steep rise over the decades. Sleep disorders can be caused due to physiological or psychological symptoms. Here are 5 products that help in preventing and controlling sleep disorders of some types.
1. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder in which the air passage collapses when the patient is fast asleep leading to non availability of air to the lungs. If left unchecked it can prove fatal. CPAP is a device invented to help aid such patients. There are a number of CPAP devices available in the market. Some of them are AutoPAP, BPAP and EPAP. To find out more about CPAP products visit the websitehttp://www.cpapsupplyusa.com
2. Touch-Less Sleep Monitoring
Sleep monitors are devices used to study sleep patterns of research subjects or people suffering from sleep disorders. Primitive sleep monitors were a bulky mess of over 20 wires connecting various body parts to the main signal receiving device.
But today scientists have come up with wireless sleep monitoring technology. Placed on the bedside (within 5 feet of the user) this monitor uses biometric sensors that pick up radio signals. Omron and Zeo sleep monitors are the latest ones for use at home. Visit their websites to order one today.
3. Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System (HGNS) Therapy
- Activating the muscles of the upper air tract to keep them open
- Stimulating the hypoglossal nerve a key that controls tongue muscles to keep the air passage open
- Monitoring the breathing pattern of the patient
4. The Dimesimeter or Circadian Watch
This is a small coin sized which helps monitor changes in circadian rhythm. It can be worn in different ways. The device is made of optical sensors that monitor the light exposure and accelerometers that measure the activity of the person wearing it. The data is sent to a docking station from where it can upload on to a computer. It is a very useful device for monitoring sleep disorders in Alzheimer’s patients.
5. Sleep Cycle – iPhone App
This application uses the accelerometer of the iPhone and monitors the REM and determines if the person is in deep sleep or just lightly dozing. It gradually learns the sleep patterns of the person and wakes the person up only during the wakefulness stage. It also creates a hypnogram to measure various aspects of sleep.