Home Sleep Study
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to loud snoring and this is something that affects around 18 million people in the United States. Because this can happen due to over-relaxed oral tissues, we can help using our expertise to diagnose this condition and alleviate it.
To help us determine whether you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, we offer a take-home digital device that you can wear with no significant discomfort. The device analyzes your sleeping patterns and can help us to diagnose the obstructive sleep apnea. If it results that you do have OSA, Dr. Hutto may be able to treat it easily and conservatively with a bespoke oral appliance.
The diagnostic equipment may include a breathing sensor, sensors to monitor your heart rate, bands that are placed around your chest or oxygen sensors put on your finger. The equipment can record oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing movements monitoring snoring during the night.
This is a practical, cheap and convenient alternative to testing your sleep patterns in a clinic. Known as polysomnography, clinic sleep tests involve several parts of your body being carefully monitored as you sleep. Electrodes are placed on the surface of the skin around different parts of your body, alongside sensors on your legs and an oxygen sensor on your finger.
These tests monitor brain waves, muscle tone, heart rate and more to diagnose what are often serious sleep conditions. The take-home digital device will quickly and easily help you determine whether we can help you with obstructive sleep apnea by way of an oral appliance fitted specifically for you.