Whether it was your doctor, significant other, friend or yourself that suggested you may have a sleeping disorder, you have made the decision to have a sleep test performed and you won’t regret it. This is a significant step in taking control of your health and happiness. Sleep disorders are a growing epidemic and impact … Read More »
Before Your Sleep Study
You probably have questions about what goes into a sleep study. At Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, we’re here to answer those questions. From identifying the benefits of sleep studies, to helping you determine if an in-home sleep test or an in-center sleep test is right for you, we hope our Sleep Blog can serve as a valuable resource for you.
Many who suspect they have sleep apnea don’t seek treatment due to common misconceptions about what a diagnoses entails. With either choice, it is a simple test. It records your pulse, breathing, movement and oxygen levels. The two different tests a person can choose from are either an at home test or an in-center test. … Read More »
When it comes to sleep apnea, the proverbial canary in the coal mine is usually the bed partner. If you’ve been having marital problems because your spouse keeps you up all night with their constant snoring, it might be time to have them tested for sleep apnea. However, people can be reluctant to have sleep … Read More »
Many people may wonder if they have sleep apnea, but dismiss the thought because of misconceptions about sleep testing. It is estimated that 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea. And yet, many go untreated and untested. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea are serious. The ramifications can … Read More »
Did you know there are currently over 10 million cases of undiagnosed sleep apnea in the United States? If those with the condition go untreated, they are facing a huge list of additional diagnoses including heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes and heart failure. Today, Advanced Sleep Medicine has provided three quick and easy ways to … Read More »
Does a glass of wine (or beer) before bed help you sleep better at night? Just because a drink before bed can make it easier for you to fall asleep doesn’t mean that it actually helps you sleep well. Drinking alcohol can reduce the effectiveness and alter the results of your sleep study. Have you … Read More »
Sleep studies are performed to rule out or diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. A sleep study can take place in a sleep center or in a patient’s home (learn about the difference between in-center and in-home testing here). If you have just scheduled or are planning to schedule your first sleep study, … Read More »
In 2013, 17.8% of American adults reported smoking cigarettes, down from 20.9% in 2005 and 42.4% in 1956 (when the U.S. government first started keeping such records). That’s great news! But it’s really important for people who already have sleep issues to stop or reduce their smoking as smoking affects the quality of your sleep … Read More »
The nail industry grew to $7.47 billion in 2012. In California alone, there were almost 8,000 nail salons. Many of the patients we schedule for in-center and in-home sleep studies wear nail polish, gels or acrylics. Our customer service department is frequently asked whether nail polish, gels or acrylics will interfere with testing. Jonathan Sherrill, RPSGT, … Read More »
What are the different types of sleep centers that offer diagnostic testing for sleep disorders and what are the benefits of each?