Do you snore or suffer from unsatisfying or interrupted sleep? Come to Pointe Dental in Michigan for your sleep apnea diagnosis.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition, and it must be diagnosed by a physician. Once a diagnosis of sleep apnea is made, the severity of the dysfunction can be classified and treatment options will be given by one of our sleep apnea dentists in Michigan.
A sleep study helps us understand how you breathe when you sleep.
The most effective sleep apnea tests are sleep studies or polysomnograms administered by Sleep Physicians. We work with specialists who are Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Neurologists, and Ear, Nose and Throat doctors so that you are properly diagnosed.
It provides information regarding apneas (when breathing stops) and hypopneas (when breathing is shallow due to an obstruction) as well as pulse, blood pressure, and other physiological processes such as REM sleep, EEG, and leg or arm jerking.
Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Paul Van Walleghem will recommend a polysomnogram (PSG).
A PSG is a sleep study that is done in a sleep lab overnight and monitored by a trained sleep lab technician.
The patient is hooked up with wires via sticky electrodes to the apparatus that will monitor their sleep channels. The physician associated with the sleep lab will examine the results and interpret the data collected.