Sleep Apnea Screening and Diagnosis with a Convenient Home Sleep Test

You’ve tried deep breathing, meditation, and other methods to restore your elusive good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, nothing seems to work despite your commitment. Prepping for and achieving a solid sleep at night are two different things, especially when the cause of your sleepless nights is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

OSA is a serious sleep disorder where you consistently stop breathing while you are asleep. Until recently, diagnosing OSA has always been tricky because the sufferer isn’t aware of its existence. But do you know a sleep doctor can monitor how you breathe and sleep in the comfort of your home? Yes, at Lifestyle Dentistry, our airway dentist, Dr. Aja Nichols, can screen your sleep patterns using a home sleep test.

What is an at-home sleep study?

Diagnosing OSA and other sleep-related breathing disorders in the past have always involved spending a night at a sleep center. Now, in the comfort of your own bed, we can determine if you have breathing issues when sleeping. Using a home sleep test (HST), also known as home sleep screening (HSS), our team can record your breathing, oxygen levels, heart rate, and other signs when sleeping.

And get this, our home sleep test is a simple ring that is worn on your index finger or thumb. It is connected to an app that we will help you set up on your smartphone!

Benefits of a home sleep test

  • You only need to wear it for a couple of nights in many cases
  • It’s more affordable than a sleep study at a clinic
  • It’s convenient – the treatment is administered at home
  • Carrying the test in your natural sleep environment (home) generates more realistic results
  • Professional guidance
  • No need for multiple visits to a sleep center

Are home sleep tests effective?

The Home Sleep Tests that Lifestyle Dentistry provides are FDA-cleared to establish sleep quality, measure sleep duration, evaluate sleep disorders, aid in the diagnosis of sleep apnea, and track sleep disorder treatment.

Take control of your sleep with home sleep monitoring

Does your bed partner complain of your snoring? Do you wake up tired despite a full night’s sleep? The culprit could be sleep apnea. Good news! We can aid in the diagnosis of this sleep disorder in the comfort of your bed. If you suspect sleep apnea, or if you simply want to know why you snore or don’t rest well, please call (678) 884-4494 to schedule an appointment with Lifestyle Dentistry for a home sleep test.

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS

Dr. Aja Nichols

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS, attended dental school in Indiana and served in the US Navy for five years before settling in Smyrna, GA. After receiving her Georgia licensure, she worked for ‘corporate dentistry’ and a mobile dental company caring for underserved elementary and middle school children before opening Lifestyle Dentistry in 2016.

Dr. Nichols focuses on the ABCs of dentistry: Airway, Breath, and Cosmetics. With a mission to “do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons,” she likes to educate her patients so they can make informed decisions. She aims to provide relationship-focused dentistry that helps her patients achieve their dental goals.