Have you or a loved one been experiencing sleep-related issues including daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and dry mouth? These issues could be related to a sleep disorder like sleep apnea. The first step in trying to find a solution to your sleep-related problems is to find out the root cause with a sleep study. A home sleep study is a convenient way to figure out what’s been causing your sleep problems. Today, we will discuss more about what a home sleep study is and who qualifies for one!
What Is a Home Sleep Study?
At PulseAir, we provide home sleep studies that are easy, painless, and accessible! During a home sleep study, we measure your oxygen saturation, heart rate, airflow and effort, as well as information about snoring and sleep position. What makes sleep studies unique is the ability to complete them in the comfort of your home as other sleep studies are completed in a laboratory setting. A technician will set you up with monitors to use overnight at home. After one night, the data collected will be sent to a sleep physician to be interpreted and then to your family doctor.
Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms
There are a few common symptoms associated with sleep apnea that may indicate that it is time for a sleep study, here are a few to look out for:
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing or gasping for air while asleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
Who Qualifies for a Sleep Study?
If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea or another sleep-related disorder, your doctor may refer you for a home sleep study. Once your doctor has referred you, then you are ready to get started with your home sleep study.
Getting a sleep study done is crucial in finding the root cause of your sleep-related issues. At PulseAir Heart and Lung Centre, we provide easy, convenient, and effective home sleep study services! Find out more about our home sleep testing services here or give us a call if you have any questions.