Available from Palm Desert’s Bittner Dental Clinic
Why go to the lab when you can be tested for abnormal sleep patterns and snoring in the comfort of your own home? Bittner Dental Clinic offers the convenience of a Home Sleep Test (HST) as a key step on the journey towards improving your health and wellbeing.
Home Sleep Test vs. In-Lab Sleep Study
A Home Sleep Test uses much less equipment compared to an In-Lab Sleep Study and is used primarily for determining those who snore or those who have a far more concerning condition, ranging from Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Those who would prefer to take the test within the comfort of their own home can administer the test themselves.
Patients who have severe sleep disorders, heart or lung conditions, or neuromuscular diseases will often resort to an In-Lab sleep study. There they can have a polysomnogram (PSG) that is monitored by a technician throughout the night. The technician records limb movement, insomnia and sleep rhythms, and can test for a large range of sleep disorders.
40% of Adults Over 40 Snore Some or All of the Time
Snoring is defined as “noisy sleep and occurs when the throat structures, especially the tongue are abnormally large and/or when (during sleep) the tongue relaxes, falls back and causes a partial obstruction of air flow. As the lungs try to suck and push air past these obstructions, the structures vibrate as the air rushes past, and the sound we know as snoring occurs.
Snoring interrupts that restful, quiet sleep which is so important to good health. Usually people do not hear themselves snore, but snoring can disrupt sleep for both the snorer and the snorer’s sleeping partner. It can lead to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, which can affect the ability to function effectively at home and at work. It is important to eliminate snoring, so everyone can get a restful night’s sleep and maintain good health.
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Bittner Dental Clinic is able to perform an In-Home Sleep Test the lasts for up to three days. This gives us the best opportunity to evaluate your sleeping patterns and determine the best solution. All the collected data is stored, and then uploaded and reviewed when you come back to the office. The results are fast and convenient! And should you need an In-Lab study, we can also help with that.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Disclosed in 51% of All Divorces
27% of all spouses in the USA are sleeping in separate bedrooms because of snoring and Sleep Apnea? Don’t stay up all night wishing your partner would finally stop snoring or trying to fall asleep before they do to avoid the noise. Worse yet, don’t abandon your vows to love in sickness and in health. Sign up for a Home Sleep Test by calling (760) 346-8901 and making an appointment at Bittner Dental Clinic for a consultation.