Sana Dental is pleased to offer a sleep disorder diagnosis. If you suffer from symptoms of a sleep disorder, including fatigue throughout the day even when you have slept a full eight hours, difficulty staying awake during the day, consistently waking up with a headache or sore throat, waking up frequently during the night, being told by your partner that you snore, you may have sleep apnea. A sleep test can help you find the type and cause of your sleep disorder, and is the first step in finding a treatment to overcome sleep apnea. Sana Dental is pleased to provide sleep apnea treatment.
Your Alberta Choice for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment!
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially dangerous chronic sleep disorder. Sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop momentarily while you sleep. During these episodes of interrupted breathing, your blood oxygen level drops. This drop in blood oxygen causes your brain to awaken and resume breathing. Although you most likely are not conscious of these episodes, and may not remember them in the morning, they can disrupt your sleep.
Sleep apnea is often classified by its severity, which is based on how often your apneas occur and how low your blood oxygen level goes. Being awakened continually throughout the night can make it very difficult for you to reach and remain in the deeper stages of sleep that are important to physical and mental rejuvenation.
Do You Have A Sleep Disorder? Find Out With A Sleep Diagnosis
A sleep disorder can have a big impact on your health, and your life. The effects of sleep deprivation can cause you to perform poorly at work, put you at risk for accidents, and affect your mood and your relationships. If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, the resulting oxygen deprivation has consequences for your general health.
The most obvious symptom to watch out for is feeling tired during the day. Other symptoms include snoring, weight gain, relationship problems, and being accident prone. While it is important to watch for symptoms of sleep apnea, the only way to know definitively if you have a sleeping disorder and what is causing it is to undergo a sleep study or test.
Study Your Sleep: Home Testing and Sleep Lab Testing
Convenient Home Testing with The SleepImage Ring!
If your doctor or dentist suspects that a sleep disorder is at the root of your sleep problem, testing would be the next step. Sana Dental is pleased to offer the SleepImage Ring home test, to help screen, diagnose, and manage your sleep apnea in the privacy and convenience of your own bed! This test utilizes cardiopulmonary coupling (CPC) to complete the study. CPC is an algorithm based on the interaction between heart rate variability and respiration data collected during sleep and recorded using a small wearable device that collects sleep data and automatically streams it to the SleepImage Mobile App for upload in the morning. The results are then examined by a certified medical sleep doctor to quantify sleep quality and to diagnose sleep apnea. The system is cloud based, which means professionals can access the information from anywhere in the world.
The SleepImage Ring has a 99% accuracy rate for diagnosing sleep apnea. All a patient needs is the take-home wearable device and an iPhone to download the results. The SleepImage Ring can even offer extra information about the quality of sleep, brain fragmentation, periodicity, and oxygen levels in the blood.
Sleep Lab Testing
Sleep Apnea testing may also be done at a sleep clinic, where under the supervision of a sleep specialist, you will undergo a series of tests while you sleep. Common sleep disorders that can be diagnosed at a sleep center are:
- Insomnia: The inability to fall asleep
- Narcolepsy: A disorder that involves sudden onset of sleep
- Restless leg syndrome: A condition that creates an urge to move your legs
- Sleep apnea: A disorder that causes you to stop breathing while sleeping