Signs you should consider a sleep study
9/22/2016 1:20 PM
Sleep studies are used to measure various indicators that identify what’s causing sleep problems.
A common misconception is that a person doesn’t need as much sleep as they get older. The truth is that the need for optimal sleep does not change. If a person is sleeping less as they age, it may be because of an undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Males tend to experience sleep disorders more than females. Getting appropriate care for a sleep disorder is important because it can significantly impact a person’s health and lead to other disease processes.
If you experience the following symptoms, it may be a good idea to consider a sleep study.
- 1. Sleepiness
- 2. Snoring
- 3. Apnea (when you stop breathing for a period of time)
- 4. High blood pressure
- 5. Morning headaches
- 6. IIrregular sleep patterns
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a test that can be found online that helps identify the presence of a sleep disorder. Based on the results, a person should follow up with their primary care physician to determine if a sleep study should be conducted.
Those who have a sleep study at the CTMC Sleep Center can expect a great staff and comfortable environment. We are focused on patient satisfaction. Once we receive a physician referral, we expedite the authorization process, schedule an appointment and report back to the patient’s physician as soon as possible.
For more information about the services at the CTMC Sleep Center, call (512) 753-3612.
About the Author:
Tony Garcia, RRT, is the director of the CTMC Sleep Center..