Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the past five years, revenue has grown rapidly. Sleep clinics have gained exposure during the period due to the rising number of sleep disorders brought on by electronic stimuli in the form of laptops and smartphones. Research findings show that the light emitted from these gadgets limits melatonin release, a hormone that regulates sleep. As usage of devices increases, so do sleep issues that require attention from industry clinics. Moreover, health insurance policies are increasingly covering all or at least part of the costs of tests and, as more patients have been able to gain greater access to specialized sleep clinics, industry revenue grows.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Diagnostic in-lab and in-home sleep testing
Polysomnography, or sleep studies, generate about 40.0% of industry revenue. Sleep studies are used to diagnose many sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and REM behavior disorder. During a sleep study, a minimum of 22 wires are attached to patients to measure a variety of inputs, including body and eye movements, brain function, breathing and heart rhythm. The measurements are recorded into a computer that records and displays the data.
While diagnostic sleep studies can be performed in a lab or at home, in-lab studies are more accurate, comprehensive and expensive. In-lab studies typically cost from $2,000 to $3,000, while at-home studies are less than one-fifth of that cost... purchase to read more