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A Comfortable Diagnosis For Sleep Apnea

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When you suffer from sleep apnea, you have trouble staying asleep and your sleep cycle is interrupted multiple times. As a result, you feel exhausted and could experience stress on your heart health. But at our Tampa, FL, sleep center, we can conduct a diagnosis from home and talk about your best treatment options!

When to Seek Treatment

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? Well, you may feel tired during the day despite seemingly sleeping well the night before. You could have issues with short term memory or concentration, and could feel irritable. Headaches, dry mouth, and episodes of waking up gasping for air or choking are reported, along with chronic snoring. The issue occurs when soft tissues in the back of your mouth and in your throat become loose and then collapse, which blocks airflow and causes you to stop breathing. This interrupts your REM sleep, and the episodes essentially wake you to breathe again. Few people remember these episodes and they can happen hundreds of times in a single night, depriving you of sleep. Over time, this impacts your quality of life, and strains your immune system and heart health.

Our At-Home Sleep Study

When you begin to experience one or more of the symptoms we mentioned above, contact our team right away to schedule a diagnosis. We will talk about your sleep experiences and possible risk factors and warning signs. Our team will then offer a convenient and simple at-home sleep test. The system involves wearing a testing device while you rest, which records cessation of breathing and blood oxygen levels. A board-certified sleep physician then examines the results and plans your treatment based on them. We may recommend a lab study at a later date.

Our Sleep Appliance

To bring relief, we can offer a treatment that doesn’t involve the loud and uncomfortable CPAP machine. Instead, we take detailed digital images of your smile so we can custom-fit an oral appliance. The device fits comfortably and acts like a mouthguard. When worn, this shifts the jaw and tongue to keep airways open and free of obstruction, so you can breathe without interruption and avoid common sleep apnea symptoms. If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats sleep apnea, or about our oral appliances or home sleep studies, then contact our team today. We look forward to helping you enjoy your best quality of life and a good night’s rest, so you can stay focused and alert!

Talk To Your Tampa, FL Dentist About Enjoying Better Rest

You deserve a good night’s rest and we want to help with a comfortable diagnosis. For more information on how we conduct a sleep apnea diagnosis, call our Tampa, FL treatment office today at (813) 640-4086.