How do I know if I have Sleep Apnea?

How do I know if I have Sleep Apnea?

There are two ways to be tested to see if you have this deadly disease.  One way is to spend the night in a Certified Sleep Center and have a Polysonomgraphic Study called a PSG.  The other way is the have what is called an Ambulatory Sleep Study that can be done in your own bed in your own home.

Dr. Tamura has invested in a brand new technology called the Watch-Pat 200 which allows his patients to be screened for sleep apnea in the comfort of their own home.

Marina Del Rey dentist has take home apnea diagnosis

If Doctor Tamura feels you are a candidate, he can first do a sleep evaluation in our office to determine if you would be a candidate for a sleep screening test. This small device is no bigger than a large wrist watch. You can check it out from our office and take it home for the night.

Our dental team members have been trained by the Itimar Corporation (makers of the Watch-Pat) to show you how to put the sensors comfortably on two of your fingers which will collect the data while you sleep.

The next morning simply put the Watch-Pat back in it’s custom carrying case and return it to our office. With a simple USB connection to our computer, we can print up a Sleep Screening Report which will tell Doctor Tamura if you have No Sleep Apnea or have Mild, Moderate or Severe Sleep Apnea.

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