Knoxville and Maryville TN
Screening for Sleep Breathing Disorders with Home Sleep Studies
Snoring is not only embarrassing and bothersome, to anyone sleeping around you, but may also be a sign that you have sleep apnea. The majority of people, nearly 80%, with sleep apnea, are unaware they have this disorder. Sleep apnea is when you temporarily stop breathing while you sleep due to an obstructed airway. This not only sounds awful but also affects your body by depriving it of oxygen. Our body needs oxygen to thrive. Without it, our vital organs may begin to suffer and cause other health related issues. Sleep apnea can increase your risk of developing dementia, diabetes, depression, and certain types of cancer.
Even after considering this startling information, people still tend to shy away from sleep tests. The thought of spending the night in a sleep center, with wires draped all around you, is probably not your idea of a peaceful night’s sleep. The good news Crestview Dental Care of Maryville, Tennessee offers an at-home sleep test that is much more convenient and comfortable for patients.
Most at-home sleep tests involve the use of a couple of sensors that detect your breathing patterns while you sleep. Even better, at-home sleep tests tend to yield more efficient results since the patient can sleep in their bed at home, with a comfortable surrounding. If you are worried about the cost, don’t. Most medical insurance companies will cover the cost of a sleep test but even better both Dr. Tommy Spears and Dr. Jake Goza have worked to make this affordable for all patients. With rising medical deductibles and expensive insurance premiums, the doctors can not image letting that stand in the way of your life. With this convenience at Crestview Dental Care, why would you delay a test that could help save your life?
If I Don’t Snore, do I Still Need a Sleep Test?
Yes! Although snoring is the most common symptom, it is not always a telltale sign of sleep apnea. This is why so many who suffer from this disorder are unaware they have it. Some patients who experience sleep apnea may not snore at all. In fact, at Crestview Dental Care, we recommend anyone who has poor sleep patterns in general or anyone who suffers from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) undergo our Res Med Apnea Link Air at-home sleep test.
We collaborate with medical physicians all over the Knoxville,Maryville, Tennessee and surrounding areas to provide the highest level of care available to patients with sleep disordered breathing issues. At Crestview Dental Care if you are CPAP intolerant, have no desire to consider a CPAP or Bi-PAP, have mild/moderate apnea, and absolutely want to have a better quality of life we offer a very specific mandibular repositioning device that is custom for your needs and monitored by both the dentist and physician. Each patient is different and will require treatment based on their specific case needs.
For more information regarding our at-home sleep test (HST) or obstructive sleep apnea, please contact Crestview Dental Care today! We welcome patients in surrounding areas of Knoxville and Maryville, Tennessee.