Accurate Diagnosis for Sleep Apnea
The key to providing you with the best treatment for your sleep apnea is in getting an accurate diagnosis. There are two forms of sleep apnea, and they differ in severity and how best to treat them:
Central Sleep Apnea occurs when signals from the brain fail to reach the muscles responsible for maintaining your nighttime breathing. This condition is less common and requires advanced treatment from specialists and neurologists.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can develop as the muscles of the throat, the tongue or other soft tissues relax and block airways during the night. This is what most people refer to as sleep apnea, and can often be effectively treated by our team.
While central sleep apnea requires advanced treatment from specialists and neurologists, obstructive sleep apnea can often be effectively treated by our team. It is vital that you undergo accurate testing to determine the form of sleep apnea that you may be suffering from. Inaccurate diagnoses can lead to improper treatment and an increase in your symptoms.
If you believe you are suffering from sleep apnea, you should not hesitate to receive an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Claudia Patch and Dr. Bethany Wong have undergone advanced training with Sleep Group Solutions to provide personalized treatment that helps patients manage sleep apnea and improve their quality of life. Together with certified physicians, our team can help you determine the cause of your sleep issues and how best to treat them.