Sleep apnea and insomnia are sleep disorders. Both conditions make it hard for you to get adequate sleep.
In most cases, the breathing stops because the muscles in the back of the throat relax, obstructing the airway (also known as obstructive sleep apnea). However, some people stop breathing because of problems in communication between the brain and the muscles that control breathing.
Sleep apnea can lead to other health problems, including high blood pressure and heart problems. Because it affects heart health, Dr. Farah offers sleep apnea evaluations.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep.
It’s common to have insomnia for a few days during times of stress. However, chronic insomnia (difficulty sleeping for a month or more) can affect your physical and mental well-being.
Both sleep apnea and insomnia cause daytime sleepiness.
Dr. Farah offers home testing for sleep apnea and insomnia to help her patients find out why they feel so tired during the day.
Not too long ago, a sleep study at a lab was the only option for getting a sleep apnea diagnosis. However, with advances in medical technology, home tests can provide the answers you need promptly.
These tests are convenient, easy, and cost-effective. At your evaluation, Dr. Farah reviews the specifics of your home testing for sleep apnea and insomnia, so you know what to expect. These tests use apps and devices that monitor your breathing while you sleep.
Dr. Farah determines who can benefit from home testing after a consultation. You should schedule a visit if you:
You should also schedule a sleep apnea evaluation at Bentley Heart if you snore loudly or your sleep partner says you stop breathing when you sleep.
However, if you have heart disease, Dr. Farah may recommend a lab sleep study instead of a home test.
Home testing for sleep apnea and insomnia is a convenient tool that can help you find out why you don’t feel rested during the day.
To schedule home testing for sleep apnea and insomnia at Bentley Heart, call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, or book an appointment online today.