It can be challenging to determine if a person has sleep apnea since most of the characteristics are observed when he/she is asleep. During your visit to our TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire related to your sleep patterns, daytime drowsiness, and overall feeling of restfulness. Input from your bed partner can be extremely helpful during the questionnaire since you may not be aware of some symptoms that you exhibit while asleep, like snoring, gasping, or choking. Dr. Krish will assess your answers, perform further analysis, and also look in your mouth checking for enlarged tissues at the back of your mouth and throat that may be blocking the airway.
If deemed necessary, Dr. Krish might recommend a sleep study, a diagnostic tool where breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure levels are all monitored during sleep. This study provides more information on what your body is doing while you’re sleeping.
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