Definition - What does ApneaLink mean?

ApneaLink is the name of a screening device used to diagnose sleep apnea. The device may be used in a medical or home setting and can be used to measure airflow of the sleeping patient. Because it is portable and does not require assistance to use, ApneaLink may be used for at home diagnostic testing for sleep apnea.

WorkplaceTesting explains ApneaLink

ApneaLink is a portable device worn by a patient while sleeping. The device is usually worn around the waist of the patient and attached to a nasal pressure transducer system. Advanced ApneaLink systems may measure up to five factors including respiratory effort, pulse, oxygen saturation, nasal flow and snoring. Using the information gathered, the ApneaLink can provide medical professionals with an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) which aids in the diagnosis of sleep apnea.

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