The Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Do you wake up often in the middle of the night and feel exhausted the next day? Do you snore and keep your loved ones awake at night? These are common symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially fatal condition.
If you experience the symptoms of sleep apnea, it’s important to seek a sleep study. You must undergo a sleep study for a concrete diagnosis before receiving treatment from Dr. Plotka.
If you need help finding a physician to conduct your sleep study, contact our office by calling (781) 469-1938 and we can help.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is an evaluation of the quality of sleep you’re getting. The study is often conducted overnight in a hospital, though many doctors offer take-home sleep studies.
Your oxygen levels, brain activity, and muscle movement will be monitored to diagnose any sleep disorders.
What You Can Expect
Depending on whether your sleep study is done at home or at a clinic, your experience will vary. If you go to a sleep clinic, you’ll be able to sleep in a quiet, safe room and the medical staff will set up the test for you.
If you’re doing your sleep study in the comfort of your home, your physician will give you instructions to conduct the test correctly. Simply follow the instructions and send the equipment back to your doctor after for diagnosis.
Preparing for Your Sleep Study
On the day of your sleep study, try to stick to your regular routine. This is important because you might throw off your sleep schedule if you adjust your actions too much.
Though you should try to follow your daily routine, there are some actions you may want to be aware of. Making sure you don’t consume caffeine or sugar after lunch so you can fall asleep easier. Avoid napping on the day of your study.
If your study is being conducted at a clinic, you should pack a bag of possessions to bring with you. Most of the time, you’ll pack as if you’re going to be staying in a hotel for the night. Pajamas, personal hygiene as well as oral care items, and reading material are recommended.
Reclaim Control of Your Sleep
Once you’ve received a diagnosis from your sleep study, Dr. Plotka can help treat your sleep apnea with a comfortable and convenient oral appliance. A rejuvenated life is obtainable with our CPAP alternative treatments.
To learn more, contact our office by calling (781) 469-1938 or by filling out our online contact form at the bottom of the page. We can help you find a physician or sleep clinic to conduct your sleep study.