At-Home Sleep Testing in Sherman Oaks with Dr. Eddie Siman
Sleep apnea is an overwhelmingly common and often undiagnosed condition that causes breathing interruptions throughout the night. It can cause sleep disruptions, snoring, headaches, daytime drowsiness, and difficulty focusing. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues and, in some cases, even death. It is estimated that as much as 82% of men and 93% of women who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) go undiagnosed. Dr. Eddie Siman, TMJ and Sleep Apnea Expert, offers at-home sleep testing in Sherman Oaks, California, to help ensure that patients struggling with the effects of sleep apnea have the best opportunity for diagnosis and treatment.
What is At-Home Sleep Testing?
Sleep apnea is categorized as obstructive or central. Obstructive sleep apnea refers to physical factors that inhibit airflow during sleep, while central sleep apnea describes pauses in breathing caused by the brain failing to continuously stimulate breathing throughout the night. Both types decrease oxygen levels, causing a variety of complications and symptoms.
There are two types of sleep studies that can be used to diagnose sleep apnea, including an overnight sleep study and an at-home sleep study. While an overnight sleep study in a hospital or lab offers an in-depth look at all aspects of your sleep, including your brain waves, it is expensive and not necessarily the most practical option for patients with suspected sleep apnea. An at-home sleep study allows you to wear a small device on your finger that monitors breathing and sleep quality while you sleep to help diagnose sleep apnea. At-home sleep testing provides patients with a more convenient, comfortable, and practical means of gaining insight into their sleep disturbances. Ultimately, at-home sleep studies facilitate more practical and effective sleep therapy for patients with sleep apnea.
At-home sleep testing is more convenient and less expensive than overnight sleep studies designed to diagnose conditions like narcolepsy. You won’t have to worry about staying away from home overnight, but instead will be free to undergo testing comfortably in your own bed with a small, comfortable device.
During your consultation with Dr. Eddie Siman, he will listen thoroughly to your concerns and assess your symptoms and medical history to determine if you are a candidate for at-home sleep testing. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about testing or treatment, if necessary.
Provided you are a candidate, Dr. Siman will provide you with a device you will wear on your finger for two nights. The device will monitor and record your breathing and sleep patterns throughout each night.
You will need to avoid caffeine and alcohol to prevent impacting your results. To get the most accurate assessment, you should stick to your regular sleep routine as closely as possible during testing. After your test, you will return your device to Dr. Siman for results assessment. He will go over your results with you and, if applicable, discuss your treatment for sleep apnea.
Am I a Good Candidate for At-Home Sleep Testing?
If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea and would like to take a practical approach to assessing and treating your condition, at-home sleep testing offers an ideal first step toward better sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
The standard treatment for sleep apnea is a machine called a C-PAP. It is noisy and involves the use of an uncomfortable mask to ensure that breathing continues throughout the night. While it effectively treats sleep apnea, it can disrupt patients’ sleep for other reasons. However, Dr. Siman has a better solution that involves no loud machinery or bulky mask. Rather, he fits sleep apnea patients with a small customized device that prevents airway obstruction. It is so comfortable that patients can speak, eat, and drink while wearing it and truly delivers the conditions needed for sleep apnea patients to achieve a truly restful night’s sleep.
Sleep Expert in Sherman Oaks, CA
If you are interested in convenient at-home sleep testing, please contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Eddie Siman, The TMJ and Sleep Apnea Expert. We serve patients in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas.
Dr. Eddie Siman has over 35 years of experience and is a premier TMJ and Sleep Apnea expert in Los Angeles and Orange County. Many come to Dr. Eddie Siman with severe tinnitus, migraine problems, and sleep apnea with no relief in sight. Little do these patients know that their painful symptoms are tied to the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Think outside the box and pay a simple visit to Dr. Siman today so you can finally find the source of all your pain and get rid of it once and for all.
14629 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423