Many people shrug off frustrating sleep problems. But when it reaches a point where it’s affecting your daily life, it may be time to get checked out. Shrugging it off and assuming it’s nothing could lead to harmful health issues down the road. That’s why we always recommend that if you experience any of the following symptoms, you go to a sleep doctor for a sleep study:
- Headaches when you wake up
- Constant fatigue even after a good night’s sleep
- Insomnia or waking up gasping for air
- Falling asleep during the day accidentally
- Grinding teeth
How Does a Sleep Study Work?
Depending on where you go for your test and your doctor’s recommendations, you may do a sleep study at home or in a sleep study center. The most common test for sleep apnea is called a polysomnogram (PSG)—don’t worry, you don’t need to try to pronounce it!
What happens is you’ll be hooked up to little pads called surface electrodes that have wires connected to a state-of-the-art machine that will track brain activity, movement, and electromagnetic waves.
The study will give the doctor hundreds of pages of data to analyze to diagnose your sleep apnea. Data will include things like whether or not you were snoring, how frequently you woke up or changed positions, movements and breathing patterns, and more. It sounds complicated, but they do it every day and are pros.
If you do a sleep study and are indeed diagnosed with sleep apnea, our Marx Sleep Center team can help! We have an array of tools to help you.
Marx Sleep Center Can Help You Manage Your Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
Dr. Marx will meet with you for a free sleep apnea consultation where you’ll discuss your sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment options like a CPAP machine or oral appliance. Are you ready to regain your sleep and your life? Call Marx Sleep Center today at 816-287-2912.