You wake up feeling like you’ve gotten no sleep. You’re exhausted, despite every effort to wake up, even if that means consuming loads of caffeine. But if you’re honest with yourself, nothing’s actually helping. That’s where a sleep study comes in. No, it won’t help you sleep better, but it will narrow down why you’re exhausted. The best reason for a sleep study is that it can point out major flaws in your sleep habits in the middle of the night, which reveals sleep disorders that can be harmful to you.
Sleep studies reveal sleep disorders
There are various sleep disorders out there, but the one to focus on is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more multiple times within an hour. You can see the kind of effect this has on the body. Over time, it’s been known to lead to accidents due to exhaustion, heart attack, diabetes, and even stroke. It’s the best reason for a sleep study, so why wait on receiving a sleep study to find out if that’s what you have?
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Factors for sleep apnea
The factors for someone having sleep apnea include:
What happens after the sleep study?
After the sleep study, depending on what the ENT specialist finds and what your unique circumstances are, there are several options for sleep disorder treatment. First, there’s the CPAP machine, which is a mask and hose device that you use every night to help open up the airways while you sleep. The other option, on the other hand, is the sleeping device by the company, Inspire. This device is implanted inside of you near the throat, but only works at the push of a button. It’s less cumbersome than the CPAP machine too.
Where can you get a sleep study?
Right here, at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute. Just calling 770-740-1860 will get you an appointment for a same-day or even a Saturday appointment. The ENT Institute carries both options: CPAP and the Inspire device, both of which can bring great relief and prevent future health issues. Remember, the best reason for a sleep study is your health.
Just see what this patient had to say about it: