Before obstructive sleep apnea treatment begins, a take home test will need to be administered as a way to effectively diagnose the disease. The test is very common and is referred to as the Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT), or you may be required to receive a Polysomnography (PSG). Depending on your initial consultation, Dr. Risos may refer you to a diagnostic entity in order to administer the take home sleep test and/or Polysomnography.
Details About the Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) & Polysomnopgraphy
The take home test is performed in the comfort of your own home. The test connects various wires to your head, body, arms, and legs, and then measures various elements of your sleep functions including breathing, leg movements, heart rate, eye movement, and oxygen content in your blood.
The Polysomnography test, also known as a sleep study, tells your physician about the quality of your sleep and if sleep apnea is present, this is the more accurate way to diagnose.
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Obstructive sleep apnea is treated in many different ways, depending on the severity of your condition. However, in most you will be recommended either one of the following, or a combination of the following:
- Lifestyle changes
- Custom Oral Appliances
- CPAP Medical Therapy
- Surgery as a worst-case scenario if other treatment options have not proved successful may be an option.
Have You Received an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis?
If you have already taken the home sleep test or have undergone diagnostics that have already determined you have obstructive sleep apnea, then you will be able to proceed forward with treatment options by Chula Vista sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Deanna Risos.
If you have not been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, then we suggest you receive a diagnosis by calling our office @ 619.482.8880 or contacting us online.