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RISK ASSESSMENT PROFILE

After you have completed your health / lifestyle survey and uploaded your airflow data then the SleepBit App will analyze your information and report to you a combined “Risk Assessment Profile” of None, Minimal, Mild, Moderate, Severe or Extreme.

What it means if your SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is reported as “None”:

If you have a history of frequent snoring or reports of observed abnormal airflow during sleep or if you are experiencing issues with your sleep quality, sleep duration or daytime functioning such as sleepiness or fatigue, then you may want to consider obtaining and submitting additional nights of airflow data for analysis and making sure you have consulted with a sleep observer / partner about the accuracy of your responses to the health survey questions.

 

Airflow during sleep is known to vary considerably from night to night, especially when someone is just starting to have experience airflow problems. There are a number of factors that can provoke more airflow problems during any given night of sleep, for example, how physically tired you are the night of testing from daytime activities, performing shift work, your weight, your fluid status, how much time you spent dreaming, spending more time sleeping on your back, your altitude, and if you take sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, pain medications or consuming alcohol close to bedtime.

 

If your “SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is still reported as “

If you have a history of frequent snoring or reports of observed abnormal airflow during sleep or if you are experiencing issues with your sleep quality, sleep duration or daytime functioning such as sleepiness or fatigue, then you may want to consider obtaining and submitting additional nights of airflow data for analysis and making sure you have consulted with a sleep observer / partner about the accuracy of your responses to the health survey questions.

Airflow during sleep is known to vary considerably from night to night, especially when someone is just starting to have experience airflow problems. There are a number of factors that can provoke more airflow problems during any given night of sleep, for example, how physically tired you are the night of testing from daytime activities, performing shift work, your weight, your fluid status, how much time you spent dreaming, spending more time sleeping on your back, your altitude, and if you take sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, pain medications or consuming alcohol close to bedtime.

If your “SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is still reported as “NONE” after repeating airflow measurement and your continue to be symptomatic, then consider contacting a local American Academy of Sleep Medicine board certified sleep specialist to schedule a more comprehensive evaluation of your sleep because there are other sleep problems that are not captured by SleepBit testing, for example, abnormalities of the sleep brain waves or frequent limb restlessness, twitches or movements during sleep can cause sleep disruption and daytime symptoms. Sometimes weight loss alone can correct mild snoring and airflow problems, and taking steps such as exercising, developing a relaxing consistent pre-bedtime routine, sleeping in a cool environment, and making sure you consistently obtain 7.5 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night can markedly improve sleep and daytime symptoms.

” after repeating airflow measurement and your continue to be symptomatic, then consider contacting a local American Academy of Sleep Medicine board certified sleep specialist to schedule a more comprehensive evaluation of your sleep because there are other sleep problems that are not captured by SleepBit testing, for example, abnormalities of the sleep brain waves or frequent limb restlessness, twitches or movements during sleep can cause sleep disruption and daytime symptoms. Sometimes weight loss alone can correct mild snoring and airflow problems, and taking steps such as exercising, developing a relaxing consistent pre-bedtime routine, sleeping in a cool environment, and making sure you consistently obtain 7.5 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night can markedly improve sleep and daytime symptoms.

What it means if your SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is reported as “Minimal or Mild”:

If you have a history of frequent snoring or reports of observed abnormal airflow during sleep or if you are experiencing issues with your sleep quality, sleep duration or daytime functioning such as sleepiness or fatigue, then you may want to consider obtaining and submitting additional nights of airflow data for analysis and making sure you have consulted with a sleep observer / partner about the accuracy of your responses to the health survey questions.

 

Airflow during sleep is known to vary considerably from night to night, especially when someone is just starting to have experience airflow problems. There are a number of factors that can provoke more airflow problems during any given night of sleep, for example, how physically tired you are the night of testing from daytime activities, performing shift work, how much time you spent dreaming, spending more time sleeping on your back, your altitude, and if you take sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, pain medications or consuming alcohol close to bedtime.

 

If your “SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is still reported as “Minimal to Mild” after repeating airflow measurement and your continue to be symptomatic, then consider contacting a local American Academy of Sleep Medicine board certified sleep specialist to schedule a more comprehensive evaluation of your sleep because there are other sleep problems that are not captured by SleepBit testing, for example, abnormalities of the sleep brain waves or frequent limb restlessness, twitches or movements during sleep can cause sleep disruption and daytime symptoms. Sometimes weight loss alone can correct mild snoring and airflow problems, and taking steps such as exercising, developing a relaxing consistent pre-bedtime routine, sleeping in a cool environment, and making sure you consistently obtain 7.5 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night can markedly improve sleep and daytime symptoms.

What it means if your SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is reported as “Moderate”:

There is a significant chance that you may be regularly experiencing episodes of abnormal airflow during sleep. If you are experiencing issues with your sleep quality and / or daytime functioning or if your bed partner or sleep observer has observed airflow abnormalities, other behaviors during sleep, or daytime symptoms then you definitely want to consider promptly contacting a local American Academy of Sleep Medicine board certified sleep specialist to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.

Untreated airflow abnormalities during sleep and the presence of sleep disruption from any cause have been demonstrated to contribute to increased risk for cardiovascular disease, metabolic problems, neurologic dysfunction, dysfunction of the inflammatory system and cause consequences of poor sleep in your bed partner. There is even an increased risk for development of cancer or worsening of already present cancer associated with abnormal airflow during sleep.

If you have experienced or have a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, coronary artery disease, acid reflux, stroke, obesity, decreased hearing, liver disease, dementia, changes in memory and concentration, autoimmune or mood disorders or post surgical anesthesia difficulties with waking up or breathing, and have scored a “Moderate” risk on your SleepBit analysis, then it is very important to promptly schedule a comprehensive sleep evaluation. In addition you likely are at increased risk for experiencing an accident at work and a motor vehicle accident.

What it means if your SleepBit Risk Assessment Profile is reported as “Severe or Extreme”:

It is almost certain, more than 90% likely, that you may be experiencing abnormal airflow during sleep and / or other sleep disorders on a nightly basis. There are significant health risks associated with a experiencing a high degree of abnormal airflow during sleep as well as poor quality or duration of sleep from any cause on a nightly basis.

 

These risks include development of high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and other heart arrhythmias, weight gain, decreased sexual interest and performance, acid reflux, heart failure, dementia and other neurological disorders, coronary artery disease, stroke, obesity and increased sensitivity to pain.

 

Additional demonstrated risks include decreased hearing, liver disease, autoimmune diseases, depression and other mood disorders and even difficulties with waking up and breathing after surgical anesthesia. There is impairment in motivation, energy, memory, concentration, and in the ability to adapt to stress all combining to negatively impact performance on the job and in home and social interactions.

 

There is also an increased risk of experiencing injury or loss of life from accidents at home, at work, and while driving. Recently reported is an increased risk for development of cancer or increased chance of death from existing cancer associated with abnormal airflow during sleep. You definitely want to consider immediately contacting a local American Academy of Sleep Medicine board certified sleep specialist to schedule a comprehensive evaluation of your sleep.