Diagnosing Sleep Apnea With A Home Sleep Study

greenville home sleep studyWhen you suffer from sleep apnea, this could leave you feeling exhausted and impact how you function during waking hours. Your heart health can be strained too! To conduct a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, your Greenville, TX, dentist can offer an at-home sleep study with the WatchPAT ONE system.

The Causes and Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

When you have sleep apnea, this means that as you sleep the soft tissues in the back of your mouth and in your throat collapse, which cuts off airflow until the brain registers the drop in oxygen and wakes you. While you may not recall waking up, this can happen hundreds of times every night, leaving you exhausted and deprived of REM sleep. Factors behind the disorder may include age, weight, neck circumference, sinus and allergy issues, deviated septum, and issues with the health and development of your oral structures. Without treatment, this could mean episodes of waking in the night gasping for air or choking, chronic snoring, daytime exhaustion, irritability, issues with memory and concentration, and more. Don’t ignore these warning signs and allow your health to suffer, contact our team for treatment.

An At-Home Sleep Test with WatchPAT ONE

Our team can conduct a detailed and precise diagnosis. For more accurate results, we can conduct a home sleep study with the WatchPAT ONE device. The device is comfortable to wear, easy to use, and relatively affordable. We may also provide a Pulse Oximeter as well. These devices will register any cessation of breathing and monitor your heart rate and pulse too. Our team can then analyze the results to see if you suffer from sleep apnea and require treatment. In some cases, we may also recommend a lab sleep study so we can monitor you as you rest.

Starting Treatment

Once we complete the home sleep study, we can start treatment. By gathering detailed measurements and images of your smile, we can design and craft an oral appliance that fits comfortably and worn at night like a nightguard. The device provides an alternative to the CPAP machine, and helps shift the jaw and tongue to keep airways open and free of obstruction, so you can sleep without interruption and wake feeling rested and alert. Our team wants to help you avoid the long-term dangers of sleep apnea, and to enjoy better quality of life!

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like sleep apnea, then contact our team today to learn more.

Ask Your Dentist In Greenville, TX About Our Home Sleep Study

Our team wants to help you enjoy a better night’s rest and avoid the complications of a sleep disorder. To learn more about the diagnostic process, give us a call at Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville & McKinney at (903)455-0516!