Aeroflow Industrial Clinics offers two types of sleep testing devices to CMV drivers, depending on their typical sleeping position and nighttime habits. Both of these devices measure blood oxygen levels and pulse rate using a finger probe device that is simply slipped onto the middle finger of your dominant hand. The device will also measure the patient’s AHI, or Apnea Hypopnea Index, which is the number of times in one hour that an individual experiences a pause in breathing for ten seconds or greater. AHI is the primary unit of measure used to determine the severity of sleep apnea.
Aeroflow Industrial Clinics provides drivers with a 24-hour customer service number to answer any questions they may have while undergoing a sleep study, as well as videos about putting on a sleep testing device. Typically, only 4-6 hours of data is all that is needed to complete the study. Once the sleep study device has been shipped back to Aeroflow Industrial Clinics, our sleep specialists will review the data and call the driver to discuss the results and treatment options.