Southern California Biological Dentist Explains Sleep Apnea Part 1 Sleep Study:Dr. Kim | May 23, 2011
So you think you may have sleep apnea or a sleep disorder? Or, your spouse or partner has mentioned that you snore excessively or stop breathing during your sleep. Are you always exhausted and cannot find out the reason why? These are several reasons that it would be beneficial to participate in a sleep study. A sleep study helps to determine what your body, brain, and hormones do while you are in a state of sleep. Sleep studies can be done either in a medical facility or at home. Both ways require equipment to be worn overnight, however the at home test is much more accurate. When we rest in our own beds, we sleep better therefore giving the sleep study the most correct information.
What do sleep studies show?
Sleep studies show the amount of the three sleep stages that occur during the night. Also the study will show the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide processed by the system. Most importantly, it allows us to see if the system has chronic inflammation, pH imbalances, or hormonal imbalances. By looking at all of the combined data, a sleep study gives us a look at what is going on with the system. Many doctors unfortunately, do not combine all of the data to determine the real reason behind any sleep apnea or sleep disorders an individual experiences.
As a Biological dentist, I am always striving to achieve excellence for my patients’. This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an advanced course in sleep apnea and reading sleep studies. My Biological and Cosmetic Dental wellness office does offer snore-guards and sleep apnea devices to those who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine. I am pleased to share that after this course, I am confident in providing a comprehensive reading of any sleep study. An individual can learn many things regarding the results of their sleep study.
If you or someone you know is experiencing sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or excessing snoring please contact my Southern California Biological dental wellness office at (951)686-3666. Also please contact my office if you are hoping to learn more about your sleep study. We are located just off of the 91-freeway in Riverside.
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