Philips Respironics has launched Alice NightOne, an at home sleep testing system (HST). Alice NightOne enables the efficient identification and treatment of sleep disorder patients and allows sleep technicians to read results and determine a sleep study score in 50-85% less time and with great accuracy, according to Philips.
The system debuted at SLEEP 2015, the annual joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society.
“Conventional laboratory-based sleep testing or polysomnography can pose challenges for sleep clinicians and patients, including limited availability and cost,” said Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, chief medical liaison, Philips. “This latest, intuitive testing option allows reliable and accurate diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing that is more accessible and efficient. More importantly, it gives patients the option of having a sleep test in the comfort of their own home, which may improve overall patient experience and drive better outcomes.”
By eliminating the long wait times for an appointment and discomfort some patients associate with in-lab sleep studies, Alice NightOne can speed the time to diagnosis and treatment, Philips says.
Alice NightOne also provides the data necessary to differentiate between obstructive, central and positional sleep apnea, and indicates if additional testing may be required before the patient returns the equipment.
The product includes Smart Guide technology that provides step-by-step instructions and feedback to ensure all functions are working properly, reducing the chance of patient error.