If you are having trouble getting a restful night sleep and it has begun to interfere with your daily life, It may be time for you to consider a home sleep study. Getting to the root of your sleep interruptions can greatly improve your energy levels, productivity, and overall health.
What is a Home Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a test performed in order to help doctors diagnose sleep disorders based on and individual’s sleep behaviors. It is very difficult to diagnose sleep disorders in a normal doctor office visit so your doctor will be able to make a more sound diagnosis by using evidence from your sleep patterns.
For a home sleep study, the test will be done in the comfort of your own home. Performing the test in your own home helps increase the accuracy. The test will monitor your brain and body activity which hopefully will reveal any factors leading to your lack of sleep
How is a Sleep Study Done?
Once you are situated, you will be connected to monitors via sensors or electrodes on your head and body but you will still have the ability to move around and get comfortable. Once you fall asleep, an EEG monitors the different stages of sleep and the process of REM, non-REM or NREM sleep the progress through the night. By studying these cycles, your doctor can identify potential sources of disruption in your sleep patterns. A sleep study also has the ability to read eye movements, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, snoring, and movement.
What Patients are Saying
“I am an audiologist who collaborates with Dr. Varun Varadarajan on a regular basis. I have the upmost trust in sending my patients to him when further medical evaluation/intervention is needed (e.g., implantable devices such as cochlear implants or bone conduction implants, conductive or sudden hearing loss, acoustic neuroma, dizziness/vertigo, etc.). Dr. Varun Varadarajan always treats my patients with kindness, values their time and validates their concerns… this is important to me when considering where to send my patients for additional care. Beyond his bedside manner, his examinations are thorough with great attention to detail. He takes the time to educate his patients on his recommendations and creates confidence surrounding any follow up care that may be needed. If you are in need of an otologist, I highly recommend Dr. Varadarajan as I trust him with my own patients and would recommend him to family/friends as well.”
- “ I had a cochlear implant procedure on 1/18/2022.
Dr. Varadarajan and everyone at AOO has been exceptional. I am so glad I found this office for my hearing needs. Dr Varadarajan takes the time to explain everything in a way I can understand. He puts the patient first, has excellent bedside manners and is passionate about his profession
If you need to be seen for hearing issues I highly recommend AOO”
“I would suggest going to Associates of Otolaryngology for any loss of hearing. Dr Varun Varadarajan was incredibly wonderful. I couldn’t hear out of my left ear for over 6 months due to a motor vehicle accident with constant ringing coming from the ear. 2 bones in my ear were broken and had to be replaced with titanium prosthetics. Dr Varadarajan was able to get me into surgery very quickly. Due to my car accident I received a brain injury as well as my loss of hearing and Dr Varadarajan was able to explain what could possibly be wrong in my ear so I could understand. Dr Varadarajan was very funny, helpful, and so so so much more along with the entire practice. As of today it has been a week since my surgery and my hearing in the ear is returning. I owe everything to Dr Varadarajan. I could not be happier with my treatment and experience with Associates of Otolaryngology and Dr Varun Varadarajan.”
“ Dr. V and the staff here could not have been more incredible. The time and care they gave throughout my visits have consistently left me absolutely comforted and assured. Dr. V’s expertise as a surgeon brought me back from severe hearing loss in my left ear to a whopping 92% gain! I am grateful to my core for the gift that he and the staff have given to me. 18/10, and would give all the stars if I could.”
Post Sleep Study
After your home sleep study, the data collected will be compiled by a tech and later reviewed by your doctor for a diagnosis. Some of the sleep disorders that can be identified through a sleep study are sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and periodic limb movement. Once your doctor has identified the cause of your restful sleep interruptions, they will be able to aid you in creating a treatment plan that will get you back on the right path of productive sleep.
Associates of Otolaryngology
AOO | ENT Specialist of the Rockies is a practice that has been serving the Denver area for over 40 years. This group of board-certified physicians has exceptional experience treating multi-generational families and meeting their needs in ENT services, sleep health, sinus and allergy treatment, hearing treatment, and facial plastic surgery. Our team includes ENT physicians, specialty-trained nurses, audiologists, and plastic surgeons. In addition to outstanding routine care, our team is available 24/7 for emergenciesMeet Our Providers
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If you are located in the Denver and Lone Tree area and you are having trouble sleeping, give us a call to schedule an office evaluation. Associates of Otolaryngology is ready to help you find your individual treatment plan.