Millions of Americans cope with the effects of sleep apnea, which can range from excessive daytime sleepiness to serious health threats. Fortunately it can be treated at Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN, but the first step is a diagnosis.
If you’ve spoken to your physician about sleep concerns, he or she may already have suggested a sleep study. This is the best way to gather the necessary information to make an accurate diagnosis.
Sleep studies are a non-invasive exam. You have to be asleep to get one, of course. There are sleep centers in or near most communities, sometimes in a hospital. There are at-home tests available, too.
Whether it’s in a clinical setting or at home, a number of sensors are attached to your head and body. These, in turn, connect to devices that measure activities like heart rate, breathing, how often you roll over, and snoring.
Afterward the data is analyzed by a technician and a doctor. It can tell us a lot, like whether you have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and more.
From there we can develop a treatment plan that can change your life for the better. At Poss Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood TN we specialize in sleep apnea. An accurate diagnosis is your first step toward improvement. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!