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Categories: Sleep Apnea

Trouble sleeping could impact your daily life, leaving you exhausted and struggling to stay focused and alert. For those with sleep apnea, the disorder could also mean poorer overall health. In order to diagnose a patient in Spring or Pearland, TX, we first begin with a simple questionnaire. By answering a series of simple questions about your sleep habits, we can see if you benefit from a custom-made sleep apnea solution, such as an oral appliance.

What’s in the Questionnaire?

The questionnaire is first going to ask you a little about sleep apnea to gauge your familiarity with the disorder and to see if you undergone treatment in the past. Many of our patients have struggled with cumbersome treatment options, such as a CPAP machine, in previous years. Next, we cover your sleep experience. Do you know you snore? Do you ever wake up gasping for air? Do you often feel tired or fatigued after a good night’s sleep? These questions help assess the likelihood that you currently suffer from OSA. Finally, we look at your chances of falling asleep in a variety of situations, from sitting in traffic to lying on the couch at home. We tally the score, and see if you would benefit from a home sleep test to obtain a precise and accurate diagnosis.

The Causes of OSA

Multiple factors could lead to sleep apnea. For example, while all ages and genders could develop the issue, it primarily impacts men over the age of 55. Neck circumference, deviated septum, sinus or allergy issues, and excessive alcohol consumption also impact your risk. A family history of the disorder and obesity could also factor in as well as your sleep habits. Again, we will talk these factors into account before we recommend your treatment.

Possible Solutions

If you’ve tried a CPAP mask and machine in the past with little success, don’t give up. We prescribe one of a variety of oral appliances to address the disorder. A personalized sleep solution looks like a nightguard and will be worn as you sleep. The device helps reposition the jaw to ensure open airways and unencumbered breathing. You enjoy a better night’s rest, a reduction in OSA symptoms, and better overall quality of life. To learn more about our at-home sleep test or possible treatment options, give us a call. Follow this link to try our questionnaire for yourself and see if you may benefit from seeing your sleep dentist!

Do You Snore?

If you suffer from the warning signs of sleep apnea, then contact our team to discuss possible solutions. To learn more about our diagnostic process and custom sleep solutions, then please call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.