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How Do You Diagnose Sleep Disorders?
Sleep conditions can cause both common and complex health issues – from weight concerns and daytime sleepiness, to choking and aggressive behaviors during sleep. An overnight sleep study is a standard diagnostic test for detecting sleep disorders and is the most effective technique for diagnosing multiple sleep disorders. After a sleep specialist evaluates you, you may be scheduled for an overnight sleep study. During the study you will spend the night at a sleep center in a comfortable, private room, while being monitored during your sleep.
Your sleep professional may operate a modern professional sleep center equipped with the latest sleep technology to monitor patients in a comfortable and safe environment. The sleep facility offers a home-like atmosphere conducive to your comfort during a sleep study.
What are the Next Steps?
Sleep specialists work to treat sleep disorders with attention to any underlying conditions (mental, medical, substance abuse, etc.) that may be causing interrupted sleep. In general, treatments for sleep disorders can be grouped into four key categories that in many cases can effectively be combined to maximize treatment benefits:
Behavioral / psychotherapeutic treatments
CPAP, Oral appliance and Inspire Neuro stimulation therapy
Other Cranial Nerve stimulation therapies for Insomnia
None of these general approaches is sufficient for all patients with sleep disorders. Rather, the choice of a specific treatment depends on the diagnosis, medical and psychiatric history, your preferences, and the sleep specialist’s expertise and recommendation. In some cases, special equipment may be required for treatment or management of a disorder such as obstructive apnea, circadian rhythm disorders and bruxism. Your sleep specialist will work together with you to determine the best approach to treating and/or managing your sleep disorder.