Sleep Study - overnight study at outside lab/facility; or a home sleep study
CPAP - one of several treatments for sleep apnea, in which a small amount of air pressure is applied to airway to prevent collapse
Sleep apnea is treated with patients using a CPAP device while sleeping. Those with mild obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from wearing a MAA (mandibular advancement appliance)
Sleep disorders afflict millions of Americans. Poor sleep can lead to decreased daytime alertness, poor job performance, traffic accidents, and has been linked to serious medical conditions including heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Sharma has dedicated her practice to treating patients with sleep problems and is board-certified in sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. With two locations to serve you, Dr. Sharma can help find the cause of your sleep problems and work with you to find the best solution.
Is snoring keeping you awake?
Snoring is disruptive and can make for a miserable night, but did you know that it can be a sign of a more serious problem? Snoring often is a sign of Sleep Apnea, a common and treatable condition which causes poor sleep quality, tiredness, and is a risk for serious diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. If snoring is ruining your night, contact our office for an evaluation.
In-Lab Sleep Studies and Home Sleep Studies
ApneaLink AirTM - Home sleep testing made easy ResMed’s ApneaLink Air™ provides performance and reliability in our most compact, lightweight and easy-to-use home sleep testing device ever. A type III home sleep testing device, the ApneaLink Air is capable of recording up to five channels of information: respiratory effort, pulse, oxygen saturation, nasal flow and snoring.
Polysomnography, also called a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study.