Getting a good night’s rest is one of the most important ways to maintain a happy, healthy body. When you don’t get the quality sleep you need, it can lead to a number of complications including increased risk of stroke, heart attack, daytime fatigue, weight gain, and other issues. Discover how to master your sleep study and get the restful sleep you deserve.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a test taken either at a sleep clinic or by using a take-home test. It measures how you sleep using a variety of factors including heart rate, breathing, sleep patterns, muscle movements, and oxygen levels.
What does the Sleep Study Show?
After your physician receives the results, they can determine whether you suffer from a sleeping disorder, show signs of sleeping issues, or if you require further testing. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Lauck offers a variety of treatment options including CPAP therapy, surgical options, and oral appliance therapy.
How to Prepare for Your Sleep Study
Preparing for a sleep study is simple. All you need to do is maintain your daily routine on the day of your test. Go to work, exercise, and do whatever your normal routine may involve. It is advised to avoid caffeinated beverages in the latter part of the day in order to help you relax and fall asleep.
What to Expect
Depending on if you’re taking a take-home test or if you’re going to a sleep clinic, the machines used to measure your vitals may vary. If you’re going to a sleep clinic, you’ll be welcomed into a quiet, safe room where your sleep will be monitored for the night.
If you’re given a take-home sleep test, follow the instructions provided by your physician. Whether it’s at a sleep lab or at home, once you wake up, your sleep study is complete.
The First Step to a Better Night’s Rest
Getting a sleep study is easy, comfortable, and takes only a single night. If you think you’re suffering from a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, scheduling a sleep study is extremely important. If you have any questions or are ready to find a sleep solution to restore your rest, schedule your consultation at North Texas Sleep Solutions today.