In order to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, it is necessary that you undergo an overnight sleep study. Typically, the sleep study requires patients to stay overnight at a medical facility. During the sleep study, doctors analyze your breathing patterns and make notes of any irregularities. This situation is often difficult and inconvenient to arrange, as it requires patients to stay away from their home. Additionally, the costs associated with an overnight stay at a medical facility are enough to dissuade patients from performing this necessary assessment.
Luckily, our dentists have an easy solution that can give you results without the aforementioned inconveniences. At Lansdowne Smile Design, Dr. Amirreza Rafaat uses the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES) to determine your level of sleep apnea. This is a take-home device that allows our dentists and team to evaluate your sleep apnea from the comfort of your own home.
The device is worn on the head like a baseball hat while sleeping. As you sleep, the ARES records data about your sleeping patterns. The data is uploaded to a database where medical professionals can evaluate the recorded information.
There’s no need to stress about your sleep apnea study. If you want to learn more about using the apnea risk evaluation system in Leesburg, Virginia, call our office at 703-724-4220.