Sleep Studies

Sleep apnea can be a critical driver of tinnitus and related symptoms.

Sleep apnea is one of the top conditions that impact people’s quality of sleep, causing them to stop breathing while sleeping. At NeuroMed, we screen for sleep apnea and have an at-home sleep test you can perform if we suspect that you may have sleep apnea or that your sleep is impacting your overall health.

Sleep studies are comprehensive tests that record the activity of various body systems during sleep. These include the brain, eye movements, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, body movement, and more.

The goal of a sleep study is to identify potential abnormalities or disruptions in these patterns that could contribute to sleep-related disorders or other health concerns.

What can a sleep study identify?

Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. Sleep studies can help diagnose sleep apnea as well as other sleep disorders, such as insomnia, narcolepsy, or restless leg syndrome.

By monitoring the body's functions as you sleep, this study can provide a wealth of information about your sleep cycles and stages, helping to pinpoint issues that may lead to sleep disturbances.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you’re asleep. This condition can be obstructive or central, with the former occurring when the tongue blocks the airway while sleeping, causing breathing to stop. 

It disrupts the sleep cycle by causing a lack of oxygen, leading to apnea (no breathing) or hypopnea (shallow breathing). This disruption can result in loud snoring and lead to you feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. Sleep apnea can cause a lot of stress for the brain and induce and/or maintain neurological conditions like tinnitus, vertigo, or migraine.

The main risk factors for developing sleep apnea include age, excess weight or obesity, and certain ethnic backgrounds, such as people of African American, Latinx, or Asian descent. 

Sleep apnea affects about 5% to 10% of people worldwide. It tends to be more common in men and people assigned male at birth before age 50 and more common in women and people assigned female at birth after age 50.

Treatment often involves lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, which can help ease the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea even without weight loss. More severe cases may require medical interventions like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or surgery.

How can a sleep study help with treating tinnitus?

Sleep apnea can be the primary driver of tinnitus severity. For this reason, if your history suggests that you're at risk for having sleep apnea, getting a sleep study for proper diagnosis and treatment can be critical for your success. 

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you’re asleep. This condition can be obstructive or central, with the former occurring when the tongue blocks the airway while sleeping, causing breathing to stop. 

It disrupts the sleep cycle by causing a lack of oxygen, leading to apnea (no breathing) or hypopnea (shallow breathing). This disruption can result in loud snoring and lead to you feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. Sleep apnea can cause a lot of stress for the brain and induce and/or maintain neurological conditions like tinnitus, vertigo, or migraine.

The main risk factors for developing sleep apnea include age, excess weight or obesity, and certain ethnic backgrounds, such as people of African American, Latinx, or Asian descent. 

Sleep apnea affects about 5% to 10% of people worldwide. It tends to be more common in men and people assigned male at birth before age 50 and more common in women and people assigned female at birth after age 50.

Treatment often involves lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, which can help ease the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea even without weight loss. More severe cases may require medical interventions like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or surgery.

An Integrative Medicine Approach

The results of a sleep study are reviewed by our experienced physicians, who use this information to form a comprehensive treatment plan. 

At NeuroMed, we believe in an integrative approach that helps treat tinnitus. This means we consider all aspects of health (physical, mental, and emotional) to provide a well-rounded, holistic treatment plan as part of our Integrated Neurosensory Rehabilitation (INR) program.

A sleep study is essential to this integrative approach, offering valuable insights into a crucial aspect of your health – sleep.

Treating Sleep Apnea To Control Tinnitus

At NeuroMed, we prioritize optimizing your sleep as an integral part of our tinnitus rehabilitation program. In certain cases, getting a sleep study will help us understand your condition and create a personalized treatment plan for you.

To schedule an appointment with us, call us at 1-888-226-6330 or request an appointment online.

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