Obstructive Sleep Apnea could be the reason your partner isn’t getting any sleep. According to Dr. Craig Alexander, Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the number one reasons people can’t wake up rested and refreshed.
There are two types of sleep tests for sleep apnea. A patient can choose an in lab sleep test, or choose an at home sleep test, however, how do you know what type of sleep apnea test is best for you.
At Home Sleep Testing
Sleep tests are conducted in your home while you are asleep. You will be asked to pick up an HST from the sleep clinic where you will be given a demonstration as to how the machine works. You will be in charge of the testing and storing of your data on the sleep study equipment that you upload the next day at your sleep clinic.
Patients choose the home sleep study because it is convenient, and has been proven more accurate. Talk to Dr. Alexander about a home sleep study if you believe you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The test is designed to diagnose the breathing disorders of the patient, in particular, sleep apnea.
The process will begin with a visit to your doctor who can assess any sleep behavioral problems. If any issues are noted, your physician will give you a sleeping device that you will take home to test your sleeping patterns. You will wear the device that night while sleeping before returning it to the doctor’s office the next day. Test results are usually available in 24 hours.
Based on your diagnosis, your doctor will prescribe either CPAP Therapy or a referral to your dentist for oral appliance therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
If you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or prescribed therapy if OSA has been ruled out call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Craig Alexander for your sleeping disorder today.