A polysomnography, generally referred to as a sleep test, is the only way to get an official diagnosis for sleep apnea. At West Coast Snore & Sleep Apnea Solutions, we offer a free home sleep test that’s easy to use. It’s a convenient way to get a diagnosis so Dr. Henninger, your sleep apnea dentist, can provide the treatment you need for your sleep apnea symptoms.
A sleep test will get you started on the road to relief so you can experience a restful night’s sleep every night.
Many of our patients choose a home sleep test using our wireless ARES Home Sleep Test System. This lightweight device is worn around your forehead, so it won’t restrict your sleep.
It’s easy to use the ARES Home Sleep Test monitor because you get to sleep in your own bed. You just wear it for two nights to provide us with the information we need. A qualified sleep physician will read the comprehensive results from your home test to determine if you’re suffering from sleep apnea.
Once your sleep test is complete, you’ll be provided with a prescription for the professional care you need to relieve your symptoms. If it turns out you’re not suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Henninger is still able to treat your snoring.
Getting your sleep test at a sleep center will require you to spend one or two nights away from home. You can find sleep centers located at hospitals, medical offices, or as stand-alone establishments.
You’ll want to bring along your pajamas and personal toiletries as well as any books or other material you may wish to read. You’ll be met by your sleep technologist who will direct you to your private room and provide you with any paperwork that needs to be filled out.
Next, your sleep technologist will help you apply the belts, sensors, and electrodes that will be used to monitor a number of bodily functions while you sleep. They’ll also show you how to unplug your monitor if you need to get up to go to the restroom during the night.
Later, you’ll be contacted by a sleep physician who will review the results of your overnight sleep test with you.
At West Coast Snore & Sleep Apnea Solutions, expert sleep dentist Dr. Christopher Henninger will make sure you get the correct diagnosis and the treatment that’s right for you. To learn more, just give our office a call at (760) 666-6554 today.