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     Zeeba Sleep Center Launches Smartphone App To Evaluate Risk Of Sleep Apnea

    Las Vegas (Jan. 17, 2014) – Zeeba Sleep Center, a Las Vegas-based comprehensive sleep disorders center,  released Zee AppNea, a smartphone application to identify those at risk of having sleep apnea. The app enables the user to record actual sleep-breathing patterns in the comfort of their own home without any special equipment. The launch comes in the wake of a just published study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine by Nakano et al. with commentary by Sands et al. suggesting that a smartphone app for evaluating sleep apnea would be a major advance in the field of sleep medicine.
    Clifford J Molin, M.D, a board certified sleep specialist, has developed an effective smartphone screening tool that anyone can use to assess the risk of having undiagnosed sleep apnea.   
     “One of the best features of the app is that it enables the user to determine sleep apnea risk in their own bed, providing them with confidential information to seek further evaluation,” said Dr. Molin. “Patients often arrive at our clinic with a spouse waving a grainy video recorded in the dead of night of loud snoring, grunts and groans. Now they have an objective and quantifiable assessment tool to persuade the reluctant spouse that help is available.”
    NOTE TO EDITOR: Video available at www.ZeebaSleep.com/AppNea. 
    About sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea affects 24% of adult men and 9% of adult women in North America. Many individuals with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition with serious long-term medical complications including premature death. Sleep apnea is often recognized by family members who witness the loud snoring or episodes of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing. Common symptoms include daytime fatigue or sleepiness, which may go unrecognized because of the gradual onset and be regarded as normal.
    About Zee AppNea: Zee AppNea requires no special equipment, only the standard earbud/in-line microphone often included with smartphone purchase. Unlike other applications, which record snoring or use indirect measures to evaluate risk, Zee AppNea records actual breathing patterns, in real time. Recorded data is downloaded and analyzed using a proprietary process. A confidential report is returned via email containing customized information allowing the user to determine the most appropriate course of action. Zee AppNea is available on the App Store or Google Play.
    Zee AppNea is not intended, nor designed to make a diagnosis of any medical disorder. Its purpose is to raise the awareness of the potential presence of sleep apnea. It is dependent upon the user seeking appropriate medical advice based upon the information provided.
     Zeeba Sleep Center (www.ZeebaSleep.com, 702-242-1562) treats all sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs, and narcolepsy. It is located at 2481 Professional Court in Las Vegas, NV 89128.
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