Sleep Study “Obstructive sleep apnea, Insomnia and Snoring”

Sleep disorders can have a significant impact on your health and daily life, causing chronic fatigue, mental health problems, chronic health conditions, and increasing the risk of accidents.

As a result, sleep studies are essential in diagnosing sleep disorders ranging from snoring to sleep apnea. These sleep studies assist healthcare specialists in evaluating a person’s sleep patterns, breathing, and brain activity while they are asleep.

Early identification of sleep disorders can help a healthcare provider suggest proper treatment options, helping improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of associated health conditions.

A] What Is Sleep Study?

A sleep study is a diagnostic sleep disorder test that measures a person’s brain activity, breathing, and other vital signs during sleep. There are several types of sleep study tests that a specialist can perform to diagnose you.

Some well-known sleep study tests include overnight sleep study test, multiple sleep latency test, maintenance of wakefulness test, and home sleep study test. Apart from the home sleep study test, all the other three tests are hospital-based tests that require an individual to spend time overnight.

Home sleep studies have become increasingly popular as they are more convenient compared to other tests. Sleep study test at home uses a small device to monitor the person’s vitals such as heart rate and oxygen level.

One popular device used for this home sleep disorder test is WatchPAT. A sleep study that uses these devices is called the WatchPat sleep study. WatchPAT is a device similar to a wristwatch, so it is easy to use, and it also provides accurate results.

Do You Suspect You Have A Sleep Disorder?

Have you had difficulty falling asleep or do you wake up frequently during the night, or have you been dealing with fatigue and daytime sleepiness?

Dr Ankita Shah, one of the well-known sleep disorder experts, specialises in home sleep apnea tests, ensuring her patients are accurately diagnosed and promptly treated for their sleep disorders.

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B] What Are The Sleep Disorders That Can Be Diagnosed With Sleep Studies?

Listed below are sleep disorders that can be diagnosed with the help of a sleep study test. We have also shared the conditions that may arise if these disorders are left untreated.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): It can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions.

Insomnia: It can cause daytime sleepiness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating and may increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders.

Narcolepsy: It may lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, hallucinations, sudden loss of muscle tone, obesity, and depression.

Restless leg syndrome: It can cause sleep disturbance, daytime fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and impair quality of life.

Periodic limb movement disorder: It can cause daytime sleepiness, decreased cognitive function, and increase risk of other sleep disorders.

REM sleep behaviour disorder: It can cause injuries to the person with the disorder or may be a symptom of Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions.

C] Preparing For A Home Sleep Study Test: What Should You Expect?

Here’s what you should expect during a home sleep study test conducted under the guidance of a specialist:

The first step is a consultation where the healthcare provider will determine if a sleep study is a right option for you.

Once it has been determined that a sleep study is a right option, the specialist will provide you with a device necessary to monitor your visits for the study.

The specialist will give you detailed instructions on how to set up and use the equipment. You should follow the instructions carefully as it can affect the results.

As recommended by the specialist, you will have to wear the equipment while sleeping. The device will monitor your sleep patterns.

A sleep specialist will use the data from the device to analyse your condition and provide you with a diagnosis.

Once you have been diagnosed, the specialist will guide you to the proper treatment.

D] Our Sleep Study Test Services:

At our TMJ,Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute, we offer comprehensive sleep study test services to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.

Post diagnosis, we recommend the right treatment option for your diagnosis. Listed below are some sleep disorder and sleep apnea treatment in Mumbai, India, offered by us:

Myofunctional Therapy uses exercises to strengthen and train mouth and throat muscles to improve breathing and reduce snoring and sleep apnea.

Sleep Appliances uses custom-made sleep appliances that are worn in the mouth to improve breathing, preventing snoring and sleep apnea.

Airway Orthodontics are orthodontic treatments designed to expand the airway, improving breathing during sleep.

Tongue Tie Release (Functional Frenuloplasty Procedure) is a procedure that releases tongue tie that could be causing airway obstruction leading to snoring and sleep apnea.

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine uses a device that utilises air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep, reducing snoring and sleep apnea.

If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, we encourage you to schedule a sleep study with us. We’ll get you the help you need to improve your sleep and overall health.

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