Home Sleep Apnea Testing Kit
A home sleep apnea testing kit can make it possible to determine if you have this common sleep disorder. If so, it is important for us to diagnose it so that we can provide the necessary treatment. Fortunately, by being able to test for the condition at home, it is easy for anyone to do so, regardless of how busy they are.
Potential Signs of Sleep Apnea
First, it is important to point out the signs of sleep apnea. Anyone who has the symptoms, should consider scheduling an appointment to receive the home testing kit.
Difficulty staying awake when on the computer, driving or doing other mundane activitiesFeeling exhausted regardless of how long a person slept the night beforeFalling asleep constantly early in the eveningWorsening healthLoud snoring or choking noises at night
Anyone exhibiting one or all of these symptoms should visit us for a home sleep apnea testing kit. If this is the problem, it can be treated.
How The Test Works
Sleep apnea can be tested for using several methods. The traditional method is to visit a hospital or clinic, be hooked up to monitors and be observed while sleeping. The report will then be created and an assessment made about whether someone has sleep apnea. While effective, most people do not prefer this testing method because of how uncomfortable it is to sleep in the hospital with someone watching.
Home testing kits provide the opportunity to receive the same data but from the comfort of home. Instead of trying to sleep in an uncomfortable hospital, patients can sleep in their own bed, get a good night's sleep and wake up with the data gathered.
When using this kit, there will still be a variety of monitors that need to be hooked up to a patient so that observable data can be gathered. We will provide detailed instructions on how to do this at home. It is easy enough to follow and a patient can complete the entire process without assistance.
Reviewing The Data
We will need to review the data that is been gathered from the home sleep apnea testing kit. That information will give us a good indication if someone has sleep apnea or another sleeping disorder.
Treating The Problem
If someone has obstructive sleep apnea, we can treat the condition by having an oral appliance created that can be worn at night while sleeping. The oral appliance needs to be slipped into place before bed and when worn, it will prevent the lower jaw and tongue from falling backwards. This way, the air passages are left open and unobstructed, allowing patients to sleep comfortably at night and receive plenty of oxygen while doing so. Our treatment solution is simple and noninvasive and can also be used with a CPAP machine.
Schedule Your Test Today
We encourage anyone who has signs of a sleep disorder to call and schedule an appointment today so that their testing can begin. This is the first step to getting a better night's sleep.
December 16, 2017