Sleep disorders like sleep apnea aren’t always obvious, and many patients don’t know for sure they have a problem until they undergo a professional examination. For instance, in the case of sleep apnea, you may need to undergo a comprehensive sleep assessment to receive an accurate diagnosis before you can determine which treatment is your best option. Often, that assessment can come in the form of a home sleep study, which may help you avoid a less comfortable overnight stay in a sleep study facility. If believe that you may have sleep apnea, then speak with your dentist about taking home a sleep study during your next visit.
How a Home Sleep Study Works
Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects your health in many different ways. Because it involves an obstruction of your airway, sleep apnea sufferers can experience excessive stress on their cardiovascular systems every night. Because the condition repeatedly interrupts your sleep cycle, it can stop you from entering R.E.M. sleep, which your mind and body need to rest properly. A home sleep study works by measuring several biologic factors while you sleep to determine if anything is off, and whether or not it may because of oxygen and/or sleep deprivation. Once the testing is complete, your dentist will discuss the results with you to determine if you may need sleep apnea treatment.
Take a Sleep Apnea Assessment at Home
With a home sleep study, you can determine whether or not you may need sleep apnea treatment from the comfort of your own home. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our experts by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.