If you think you have sleep apnea, you may be unsure of what to do next. We can help.
The first thing you should do is contact either your regular doctor or a sleep specialist at Comfort Sleep Solutions. Once you have made an appointment with your physician or set up a consultation with a sleep specialist they will direct you to the next course of action. Usually, a sleep study will be requested in order to identify what exactly is going on while you sleep. At your appointment, you can also expect to have a general physical, alongside questions about your family’s health history and your own.
Sleep studies can either be done in a lab or at home, depending on the severity of your symptoms and health concerns/history. Many insurances will cover at home testing, however these test are not always accurate; especially if the person only has a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Comfort Sleep Solutions recommends taking the time to have an in-lab sleep study taken in order to ensure the best results and treatment plans that actually work for you. The sleep study or Polysomnogram are best done overnight in our sleep center. The sleep study records important information such as, brainwaves, oxygen levels in your blood, sleeping positions, sleep stages, etc.
Additionally, another sleep study we provide is referred to a split-night study. This is where for the first half of the night the patient wears a C-PAP and then goes without for the second half of the night or vice versa. In this way, we are able to prevent the need for two different nights at our sleep study lab.
Contact Comfort Sleep Solutions to schedule an consultation today.