South County Sleep Solutions & Prescott Sleep Solutions
Dental Sleep Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA & Prescott, AZ
Home sleep testing is one of the most effective ways to diagnose, monitor, and track sleep disorders like sleep apnea. With more than 30 years of experience as a dentist and dental sleep medicine specialist, Dana Rockey, DMD, facilitates comprehensive home sleep testing for patients suffering from symptoms like snoring, fatigue, and morning headaches. Call the office in Newport Beach, California, or Prescott, Arizona, to schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Home sleep testing Q & A
What is home sleep testing?
Home sleep testing tracks and monitors your bodily functions and movements while you sleep. Dr. Rockey recommends home sleep testing for patients who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. If you frequently wake up groggy, tired, or with headaches, conducting a home sleep study can help diagnose the underlying cause, Dr. Rockey works with Board Certified Sleep Physicians to accomplish this.
Why should I consider home sleep testing?
Home sleep testing is critical for patients displaying symptoms or at risk of sleep apnea. This common sleep disorder affects millions of Americans each year. It causes repetitive pauses in breathing while you sleep, depriving your body of the oxygen it needs to function properly.
If you frequently experience signs of sleep disorders, such as waking up during the night, struggling to fall asleep, or feeling fatigued throughout the day, a home sleep test can help Dr. Rockey and partner physicians to pinpoint the underlying cause.
What are the signs I need home sleep testing?
The signs of sleep apnea are not always clear at first, especially if you live alone. Loud snoring is often the first sign of this sleep disorder, but that can be difficult to notice if another person doesn’t bring it to your attention. Other common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Morning headaches
- Daytime fatigue
- Low libido
- Waking up gasping for air
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty concentrating
A home sleep test ensures you receive the treatment before sleep apnea leads to complications, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, or heart disease.
What does home sleep testing involve?
Home sleep testing is like a traditional lab test. Before you fall asleep, you wear a monitoring device that includes a belt, cables, and sensors. A recording device attached to the unit tracks and monitors your movements and other functions to identify sleep abnormalities. Board Certified Sleep Physitians review the data to determine the next steps in your treatment plan.
If they determine that you show signs of sleep apnea, Dr. Rockey offers multiple treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your sleep quality.
Dana Rockey, DMD, is a home sleep testing expert who can create a custom treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Call the nearest office today to schedule an appointment to learn more.