This is a sponsored posted for NuSomnea. All opinions are mine.
I was looking in on my kids as they slept the other night when my oldest son’s snores reverberated across the darkened room. Starting off as cute when he was younger, I’ve known that he’s been snoring for awhile, and his doctor seems to believe it’s his tonsils. Still, I’ve wondered if it could be more.
The fact is, 20 million children in the US snore, and a significant percentage of them are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Undiagnosed OSA could lead to obesity and high blood pressure, as well as hyperactivity, learning difficulties and behavior problems that are often misdiagnosed as ADHD. But because OSA can be a real pain to diagnose, lots of kids end up taking meds they may not need.
The Easy Peezy Pee Test, which includes a specimen cup and pre-paid return mailer mailed to your home, is a urine sample test that is faster, simpler, and more accurate in detecting Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in kids without the hassle, cost and discomfort of an overnight stay in a sleep lab. Within three days of receiving the test, results will be provided to your child’s doctor. If your child has OSA, you can begin discussing treatment. A preliminary study shows this test has a 96.5% accuracy rate in diagnosing OSA in children.
NuSomnea, the creators of this test, still needs to apply the finishing touches, however, for development and clinical validation so pediatricians can use it and parents can ask for it! Unfortunately, this necessary final step isn’t cheap, so they’re launching an Indiegogo fundraising campaign on September 16, 2014 to raise the $100,000 needed to get the Easy Peezy Pee Test tested, approved, and made available to doctors and kids.