Many patients are afraid of completing a sleep study because of the fear that they many need a CPAP machine. Let’s examine why there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to improving your sleep!
What Is A Sleep Study?
When you have concerns that you may have a sleep disorder like insomnia or sleep apnea, it’s important to get diagnosed and treated. The best way to get diagnosed for a sleep disorder is to complete a sleep study.
A sleep study requires you to be observed overnight to identify signs of various sleep disorders.
Where Can You Take A Sleep Study?
Thanks to the latest updates in technology, there’s more than one way to complete a sleep study.
Visit A Sleep Center Location
Three are three Sleep Center of Middle Tennessee:
- Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee – Murfreesboro
- Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee – Franklin/Cool Springs
- Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee – Clarksville
Take An At-Home Sleep Study
You can now get tested and treated for obstructive sleep apnea in the safety and comfort of your own home.
What Is A CPAP Machine?
CPAP is an acronym for continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP machines provides a constant stream of air with enough pressure to hold the passageway in the back of your throat open and keep it from partially collapsing which would otherwise restrict airflow. It ensures your airway remains open while you sleep.
Fears Surrounding CPAP Machines
Many patients are afraid because they’ve heard horror stories about CPAP equipment. Their concerns are valid because the equipment used in previous years were big, loud and not very user-friendly.
Rest assured that is no longer the case. In recent years, there have been many improvements made in the equipment used to treat sleep apnea.
Improvements Made To CPAP Machines
In recent years, there have been many improvements made in the equipment used to treat sleep apnea. The updates on the equipment and mask have made CPAP easier than ever to use.
While there is still an adjustment period for being on CPAP equipment, patients today do better than they ever have.
With more recent sleep proofing technology today’s machines are very quiet. There is only a gentle hum of the machines, very much like a ceiling fan on a low setting.
The machines are also much smaller. They are often not that much larger than the palm of your hand. The attached humidifier can also be removed, making the unit smaller for travel.
The machines also have a very sleek look. They look much like alarm clocks or radios.
They’re No Longer Bulky!
Mask used in previous years was very big and bulky. We have all seen that mask that covers the entire face that are a nightmare to wear.
Today’s mask is much smaller in design.
Nasal Pillows may often be used; this is not a mask at all. Small nasal buds sit right inside the nostrils, eliminating the need for the mask. This also allows the ability for someone to wear glasses, for those who like to read in bed.
Take the First Step to Improve Your Sleep
Contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team of experts can help you live your best life by helping you get better sleep.