Treating sleep apnea helps people enjoy better sleep and an improved quality of life. Without treatment, serious complications could arise. But how do at-risk patients undergo a diagnosis the identify the issue and recommend treatment? In today’s blog, we’re looking at the comfortable and accurate at-home sleep test we offer patients in Pearland and Spring, TX.
How Does the At-Home Test Work?
We simply send you home with a small device that sits at your bedside. A you sleep comfortably in your own bed the device takes note of your blood oxygen levels, as well as any trouble breathing or apneic episodes. When you return the device to the office, we then assess the results to see if you suffer from a sleep disorder. If so, we can then recommend the most appropriate treatment option. No need for resting in a lab setting, and we obtain more detailed and accurate results.
When Should I Seek Help?
But how do you know if you have a sleep disorder? We don’t typically remember sleep apnea episodes, in which the patient stops breathing for periods in the night. However, lack of sleep does impact us during the waking hours. For example, you may feel tired during the day, even if you feel like you rested the night before. You may experience moodiness or trouble concentrating on tasks. Feeling tired behind the wheel is common, as well a dry mouth and headaches. You may also wake suddenly gasping for air or struggling to breathe. If any of these potential symptoms applies to you, then please see us right away to discuss possible treatment options.
Long-Term Impacts of Poor Sleep
What long-term impacts will a sleep disorder have on your life? Well, your moodiness and issues staying awake and alert will impact your social life and work performance in negative ways. You may also be more likely to develop depression, as well as high blood pressure. With high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, you may eventually have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke. When we lose sleep, our overall health and quality of life suffer greatly. Don’t live with poor rest, talk to your Houston sleep dentist today. Often, we can correct your problems with a personalized sleep appliance, which fits comfortably and helps ensure open airways throughout the night. If you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them!
Do You Have Trouble Resting?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a better night’s rest and improved overall health with our custom-made sleep solutions. To learn more about our home-based diagnostic treatment options or our personalized sleep solutions, then please call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.