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Sleep Apnea Test Thousand Oaks

sleep apnea test thousand oaksA polysomnogram, or sleep study, is one of the most effective ways for our expert in sleep apnea test in Thousand Oaks to determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. This is a multiple-component test that electronically transmits your physical activities while you sleep, and then the readings are analyzed to conclude if you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, further testing may be necessary to figure out the best course of treatment.

Your polysomnogram will be conducted in our sleep center lab where you will be designated a private bedroom. Here, you will be hooked up with equipment, but most patients do not have any problem falling asleep even while wearing the apparatus. Then our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea test expert will monitor you. If you do not like the idea of an in-office sleep test, portable equipment is available so that the test can be performed in the comfort of your own home. This may be a viable option for people with less complicated cases of sleep apnea, so talk to our expert in sleep apnea test in Thousand Oaks to see if you can take the test at home.

Thousand Oaks Sleep Apnea Test

Surface electrodes will be placed on your face and scalp, and these will send electrical signals to the measuring equipment. Belts will be placed around the chest and abdomen to monitor your breathing. And an oximeter probe will be placed on your finger to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood. Once the test is complete, our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea test expert can diagnose you with sleep apnea or another sleep disorder.

Other equipment that may be recommended for your test is a snore microphone to monitor your snoring. A nasal airflow sensor will monitor and record airflow. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will record your heart rate and rhythm. An electroencephalogram (EEG) will record and measure your brain wave activity. And an electro-oculogram (EOG) may be used to record your eye movements, which can be particularly helpful in determining which stage of sleep you are in.

If you would like a sleep test, or if you have any questions or concerns about the test, feel free to talk to our dentist about anything.

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