In-home Sleep Study For Sleep Apnea Specialist

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

San Gabriel Family Medicine

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D.

Family Medicine located in Leander, TX

You know you’re not sleeping for as long or as deeply as you should, but none of the sleep hacks you’ve found online are working. Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, MD, and the highly skilled team at San Gabriel Family Medicine in Leander, Texas, offer in-home sleep studies and treatment for sleep apnea, so you can get the restorative rest you need. Put sleep problems to bed for good by contacting San Gabriel Family Medicine for an in-home sleep study for sleep apnea treatment today. Reach the friendly office team by phone or the online booking form.

In-home Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea Q & A

Why can’t I sleep?

Approximately 30% of women and men have trouble initiating and maintaining sleep, a condition known as insomnia. You’re more likely to have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early if you:

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Work overnight shifts
  • Work at home at night
  • Eat too close to bedtime
  • Work out too close to bedtime
  • Sleep in a bright or noisy environment

You could also have a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that makes you stop breathing multiple times during the night. Each pause in your breathing is known as an “apnea” episode. You may have dozens to thousands of apnea episodes while you sleep.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Snoring loudly enough to awaken yourself is the classic symptom of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include:

  • Gagging or choking at night
  • Awakening with a dry, sore throat
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Feeling groggy and sleepy all day
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Brain fog and memory problems
  • Feeling moody and irritable

Daytime sleepiness is dangerous because you could cause an accident. When you don’t get enough sleep, you also deprive your organs of the oxygen they need to function optimally.

Is sleep apnea serious?

Sleep apnea isn’t just serious, it’s potentially life-threatening. If you have sleep apnea, you’re more likely to have a stroke or heart attack, or to be involved in a serious accident.

How do doctors diagnose sleep apnea?

At San Gabriel Family Medicine, your doctor gives you a take-home test that analyzes your breathing while you sleep. Usually, you only need to take the test for one night.

How do doctors treat sleep apnea?

If your in-home sleep test demonstrates that you have sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a simple oral appliance that looks like a mouthguard. When you wear the appliance, it moves your jaw forward so that your tongue and other soft tissues don’t block your airway and cut off your oxygen while you’re sleeping.

If you don’t respond to an oral appliance, you need to sleep with a continuous positive airway pressure mask (CPAP). Your doctor may also refer you to a specialist for surgery to improve your breathing.

Don’t go without sleep any longer. Contact the San Gabriel Family Medicine team today for an in-home sleep study and sleep apnea treatment. Call the office to speak to a friendly team member or use the online booking form.