Knowing When It’s Time To Visit a Sleep Clinic
Do you find that even after a full night of sleep, you still don’t feel rested? Does your partner complain that you keep them up with snoring, night after night? If you’re having sleep issues, you may feel tired and frustrated. The good news: help is available.
What Is A Sleep Clinic?
A sleep clinic is a medical facility that specializes in the diagnosis of sleep apnea. Some sleep clinics provide sleep studies in their offices or at a sleep lab, but we offer a convenient home sleep test. Our Low T Sleep center will provide equipment for you to complete your sleep test at home, in the comfort of your own bed.
Preparing for the Home Sleep Test
When preparing for your at home sleep test, you’ll go about your normal evening routine. It’s a good idea to avoid caffeine and alcohol in the afternoon before your sleep test. Your provider may give you other instructions to follow leading up to your test. The test is simple and does not involve any needles or invasive monitoring. If you are on a medication, you should take it as you normally would unless your provider advises you otherwise. Your sleep test information will be electronically recorded by our equipment for your provider.
A Home Sleep Test with Low T Sleep Center
The home sleep test includes a small sensor that is placed on your finger that measures the oxygen level in your blood and your heart rate. It also includes a simple chest strap that monitors your respiratory effort, and a small nasal cannula to monitor your airflow.
Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorder – Results and Treatment
The results of your sleep test, along with your medical history and other factors related to your health, will enable our Board Certified sleep doctor to make a diagnosis and provide a recommended treatment plan. The Gold Standard treatment for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to keep your airway open. Your Low T Sleep provider will support you every step of the way so you are successful with your CPAP and can sleep restfully.
Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms
If you’ve been struggling with unrestful sleep for a long time, you may not even realize that you’re experiencing fatigue on a day to day basis. If people around you notice that you seem tired most of the time, that’s a good sign that you might be having problems with your sleep. Insomnia, difficulty concentrating, struggling to feel awake in the morning (even after you think you had a night of uninterrupted sleep), a dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up, irritability, anxiety, and headaches or migraines can all be indicators of sleep apnea. Some issues may be detected by your partner, such as snoring or irregular breathing patterns (including cessation of breathing for a time) during your sleep. If you’ve been struggling to get restful sleep, it’s time to seek the advice of sleep specialists and undergo a sleep test.
Sleeping Well- It Doesn’t Always Come Easy
It’s normal to feel apprehensive about having a sleep test done, especially if you already have a feeling that something may be wrong. It’s important to remember that when it comes to your health, knowledge is power. Some sleep problems can have effects that may become life-threatening if left untreated. You can do something about your sleep issues, and it starts with learning more about the root of the issue. If you think you may need a sleep test, don’t put it off. The procedure is simple, and learning more about the quality of your sleep will allow you to rest easy. Call Low T Center today and schedule your visit with one of our providers.