Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, NJ
When you’re suffering from a sleep disorder, you may struggle to get a good night’s rest on a consistent basis. Respacare in Bridgewater, New Jersey, administers sleep disorder tests to diagnose the underlying cause of sleep issues and provide the best care to get you a better night of rest. Find out more about the sleep disorder tests at Respacare by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Sleep Disorder Tests Q & A
Who needs sleep disorder tests?
It’s not uncommon to have temporary problems sleeping from jet lag or stress. However, if you go weeks or months with insomnia or never feel fully rested when you wake up in the morning, then you may need a sleep disorder test.
Respacare is a full-service pulmonary and sleep medicine practice. The highly skilled physicians determine if you need a sleep disorder test after a consultation.
If you have signs and symptoms that suggest you have a sleep disorder, they might recommend a sleep disorder test.
Some of the sleep disorders they test for include:
- Sleep apnea
- Hypersomnia — excessive daytime sleepiness
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Narcolepsy (a type of hypersomnia)
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Parasomnia — walking, talking, or eating while you sleep
If you feel chronically fatigued and suffer from inadequate sleep, Respacare can help.
What are the types of sleep disorder tests?
Respacare uses a variety of sleep disorder tests to diagnose a sleep problem. Your provider determines the type of test best suited for you based on your symptoms.
Types of sleep disorder tests include:
Home sleep testing
The home sleep testing tool measures your sleep duration, respiratory function, and other parameters while you sleep in your bed. It’s the most convenient sleep disorder test at Respacare.
The test may help diagnose sleep apnea or insomnia.
Job-related sleep testing
The job-related sleep test helps people who have sleep-related problems because their job requires them to be active during the night. That includes medical professionals, commercial truck drivers, and airline pilots.
This sleep disorder test helps your sleep medicine doctor understand your sleep problem so they can help you feel more rested, improving your job performance and general health.
Maintenance of wakefulness test
The maintenance of wakefulness test assesses your alertness during the day to diagnose problems associated with daytime sleepiness, such as narcolepsy.
Multiple sleep latency tests
Multiple sleep latency tests assess excessive daytime sleepiness.
What happens after sleep disorder tests?
Your Respacare provider examines the data from the sleep disorder test and develops a sleep disorder treatment plan. The type of treatment you need depends on your diagnosis.
Your plan may include one treatment or a combination of treatments, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy at the CPAP clinic or SomnoGuard®, an oral appliance, for sleep apnea.
Whatever you need, the goal is to get you feeling well-rested as soon as possible.
To find out more about sleep disorder tests at Respacare, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
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