Why You Need a Sleep Test

Are you embarrassed about scheduling a weekend getaway because of your sleep apnea or snoring? You’re afraid to share a room with your friends from church because of the ridicule you will get about your snoring?  Do you think you’ll scare away a potential life partner because of the CPAP breathing mask making you look like Darth Vader himself? Most of the adult population suffers from snoring, so rest assured that you are not alone. But at the same time, don’t just shrug off loud and consistent snoring as no big deal.  Snoring can be a sign of a much more serious and life threatening disease known as obstructive sleep apnea.  How would you know if your snoring might be a sign that you also have obstructive sleep apnea? You might be thinking to yourself, “Not me.  I work out every day at the gym; I eat right; my weight is ideal; and I’m not tired during the day.”    Good for you, and yes we should all strive to be so perfect, but the bottom line is that one in four sleep apnea patients is just like Wonderwoman herself.  Skinny, svelt, and productive.   

My point is that you don’t know.   Until you have a sleep test.  It’s impossible to know.   But before you write it all off saying there’s no way that I’m going to that place to have a sleep study done, or there’s no way that I’m gonna wear one of those breathing machines (CPAP), know that most times you can do a home sleep test.   Yes.  In your own home.   And you don’t have to wear CPAP.  No.  An alternative to CPAP is a custom made dental device, also known as a mandibular repositioning device.  Dr. Drake’s Sleep Solutions can help you find answers to your snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, and sleep problems.   Call us today and schedule a no cost no obligation consultation at 210-541-9001.

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