Sleep Test

The WatchPAT™ One is an FDA and DOT-approved portable sleep apnea diagnostic device. Its innovative technology ensures the accurate screening, detection, and follow-up treatment of sleep apnea.

MEET OUR EXPERT

Dr. Steven Wilk is a three-time board certified D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) based in Denver, CO. He is known for his use of oral appliance therapy to effectively treat sleep apnea and snoring as an alternative to CPAP. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, he attended…

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How Does It Work?

Traditional testing for sleep apnea includes performing a sleep study at a clinic. For many patients, sleep studies can be unproductive because of the unfamiliar environment, leading to conflicting results. There are a variety of at-home sleep studies that can be performed so that you can achieve accurate results that take into account your everyday sleep habits, behaviors, and possible factors.

WatchPAT is done in the comfort of your home, the environment that best reflects your natural sleep patterns, and is completed in one night of sleep. The portable monitoring device fits like a wristwatch and no nasal tube or uncomfortable body strap is required. You simply sleep for a single night wearing the comfortable wrist and finger attachments that monitor your true sleep time, sleep architecture, and sleep apnea.

WatchPAT accurately measures obstructive and central sleep apnea based on up to seven different factors:

  • PAT signal (peripheral arterial tone)
  • Heart rate
  • Oximetry (blood oxygen level)
  • Actigraphy (gross motor activity)
  • Body position
  • Snoring
  • Chest motion

These findings will be automatically sent to Dr. Wilk for review and discussion of the next steps in your treatment. During a follow-up, you’ll explore your sleep apnea solutions so you can enjoy a restful sleep.

PATIENT REVIEWS

This is an extremely well-organized office. You can tell that everyone acts as a team. Paperwork is prepared in advance. The dental technician is well trained and explains each procedure before she does it. It is obvious that the practice is the state of the art. Follow on appointments are made without delay. Doctor Wilk explains in detail the various options and allows you to make the best choice. I’m looking forward to the next appointment.

I was using a CPAP machine( which was very cumbersome ), until I visited Dr. Wilk two years ago, he fit me with a mouth appliance to substitute the CPAP machine. I was very skeptical at the beginning but it worked great with no discomfort, now I sleep and feel better, and when I travel I just take a small mouth guard case, so much more convenient. I highly recommend Dr. Wilk for his services, he and his staff are very professional and also very nice.

Dr. Wilk and his staff are very professional and “cutting edge” in their field. My examination was more thorough than any I had had before, and the care I received was excellent. In addition to regular dental work, I had veneers done. They have changed my smile, whitened my teeth, and greatly improved my self-confidence. I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for exceptional dental care.

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To learn more about at-home sleep apnea testing, schedule a consultation at the Denver Sleep Apnea Center by calling or filling out our contact form.

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