Looking for Sleep Apnea or Insomnia Treatments?
Whether insomnia or sleep apnea, there are two main patterns of sleep-disordered breathing observed in patients. The most common one is known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The prevalence of OSA is estimated to be between 2-4% of the population. OSA is a mechanical problem caused by too much tissue in the throat or obesity, which tends to obstruct the airway during sleep. Another form of apnea is Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), where the brain stops signaling to breathe. Sometimes central sleep apnea can be misdiagnosed as obstructive sleep apnea.
A traditional sleep study is performed in a sleep lab, and the test is performed with you attached to numerous wires while you sleep in a strange place. We offer an in home sleep study in your own bed that only requires wearing a pulse ox (1 wire) on your finger for the night. The test measures your oxygen levels and heart rate throughout the night to see if decreased oxygen is related to any of the following: trouble sleeping, snoring, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, morning grogginess, brain fog, delayed reaction times, personality changes, memory loss, cardiac dysrhythmias, and many other chronic symptoms. Simple treatment could be supplemental oxygen through a nasal cannula at night.
If oxygen is needed, you will be retested on oxygen to monitor improvement.
Please contact our office for more information.
We also encourage you to read our article on how “Insomnia & Sleep Deprivation Affect Your Health“.