Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition and, if left untreated, may even become life-threatening. Dr. Ashley Collins provides sleep apnea evaluations using a home sleep study through Snap Diagnostics. This three-day home sleep test allows you to test for sleep apnea in the comfort of your home and in your natural sleep environment. To schedule an appointment with our Dr. Collins and begin your sleep apnea evaluation in Denver, North Carolina, call Collins Family Dentistry at 704-483-4159.
When you receive a sleep apnea evaluation, our dentist will order our test and have it delivered either to our office or directly to your home. This test will measure five essential channels of sleep data to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea: airflow, oximetry, heart rate, respiratory effort and sound. This data is then analyzed by a team of sleep technicians as well as specially designed software to make a diagnosis.
To perform your sleep test, simply:
- Turn on the recorder of your device.
- Connect yourself to the sensors as directed.
- Press record.
Instructions for your home sleep test will be included in the testing kit and are also available on the Snap Diagnostics website.
When you finish recording, you will return the test for analysis and receive your diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Collins may provide you with oral appliance therapy to help you breathe easily and get the rest you need.
If you are uncertain whether a home sleep test is right for you, we encourage you to fill out our sleep apnea questionnaire:
Please feel free to contact our office to learn more or make an appointment with our experienced dentists.