Who Needs AcuSleep?
. The AcuSleep Test
. Sample Report
. Future Products
Advantages of the AcuSleep Test
The AcuSleep test is simply the best non-prescription
method to discover what someone's sleep is really like.
Just Watching Your Child Does Not Work
Proper sleep assessment requires hours of careful observation.
Watching sleep for a few minutes may be misleading,
because sleep changes profoundly from hour to hour and minute to minute.
An expert in sleep medicine says:
Tape Recording Doesn't Work
AcuSleep stays up all night, so you don't have to!
||"Unless parents stay up or wake up to observe their child during the second half of the night,
they may be unaware of the severity of their child's [sleep breathing
For decades, doctors have
asked parents and other adults
to tape record the sounds of their child, husband, or wife sleeping.
The expert in sleep medicine, however, says:
The AcuSleep Advantage
|"Simple audiotape recordings, although touted by some as useful for detecting sleep-disordered breathing
in children, are probably not useful, and may be
AcuSleep has many advantages over tape recording and direct observation, including:
The table below provides more detail.
- Duration and quality of data that are collected,
- The quality and thoroughness of the analysis, and
||Records 8 hours of data
||Records 1 or 2 hours
|Records 3 data types:
|Records sound only
|Records sounds of every breath
||Records only loud breathing sounds
||Detailed computer analysis of all data
||No computer analysis -- doctor listens to just a few minutes
|Compact, visual output of all data
||No visual output of data
|Doctor can review visual output quickly and easily
||Slow for doctor to listen to sound recording
|Can quickly listen to any part of the sound recording
||Must rewind and fast-forward to find particular part of the recording
|Printed report and CD-ROM are convenient long-term records
||Impractical as permanent record
||Everything you need is provided
||You must locate supplies
|AcuSleep can send copy of report and CD-ROM directly to doctor
||You must copy tape and deliver or mail it to doctor
When you need to know, AcuSleep is the only choice.
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