American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Accredited
Apnix is a member of the Accedidation Commission for Health Care
Located in Houston, Bellaire, Sugar Land and Willowbrook
Sleep Study Facilities in over 9 locations including Houston, Bellaire, Sugar Land and Willowbrook
Voted Best Sleep Doctors & Facilities 2012 from Sleep Review Magazine
Do You Have a Sleep Disorder? Come to Apnix for a Houston Sleep Study
About 70 million Americans suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Some experience obesity and overwhelming tiredness during waking hours while others experience excessive snoring and/or restlessness while sleeping. If you are showing signs of any of these symptoms you could have a sleep disorder, perhaps sleep apnea. If not treated properly, it could affect your entire life and even result in death. Apnix can lead you back to a healthier lifestyle by providing treatment for sleep disorders in state-of-the-art facilities with highly qualified technicians. More than 20,000 patients have come to us for help since we first started 12 years ago in Houston and were able to return to living a normal life after allowing us to treat them for their sleep disorders. They underwent a Houston sleep study and we were able to discover what the problem was and then found a solution. By striving toward providing our patients with the highest form of diagnostic care possible, Apnix has been able to help patients obtain a better night's rest and live healthier lives.
"I have had problems sleeping all my life. I knew I was snoring and had sleep apnea"
"The people at Apnix are easy to work with, friendly, on the spot and did what they promised"
"Now when I wake up in the morning I feel like a million bucks with my CPAP machine from Apnix"
Apnix has several locations around Houston, so there are several places to choose from when you want to get a Houston sleep study. We have locations in Bellaire, Sugar Land, Willowbrook and Houston. Our facilities are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which is the gold standard in sleep studies, CPAP and BiPAP titration, and maintenance of wakefulness testing (MSLT). These facilities project a serene, calm atmosphere where patients can relax and get a good night's sleep while undergoing the sleep study. Our technicians have years of experience and will provide one-on-one care, so you can always expect to receive the best sleep apnea treatment from Apnix.
If you think you have sleep apnea, Houston and surrounding area patients should waste no time in contacting Apnix for a Houston sleep study. When a person has sleep apnea, their airway will become obstructed and then collapse on itself, inhibiting the patient's ability to breathe. This can occur as many as 60 times in one hour. However, the body has a self-defense mechanism built inside and by pushing on the patient's diaphragm, they will "wake up" to take a breath. Although they are taking breath, the person is still snapped out of sleep which can cause multiple problems. This can lead to a less productive life and should be treated immediately.
For dynamic, professional treatment during a sleep study, Houston and surrounding area patients should contact Apnix. To find out more information or to set up an appointment for a Houston sleep study, please call Apnix at (713) 349-9767.
Get a Houston Sleep Study at Apnix
Do you need a Houston sleep study to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea? Then come to the experts at Apnix. We are American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Accredited and a member of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. Our registered technicians will conduct the sleep study, which is held in absolute comfort at one of our 9 locations in and around Houston. Call today to find out more!
Snoring at Night, Drowsy During the Day? A Sleep Study May Pinpoint the Problem
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When a doctor suspects that a patient may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, the initial signs may include snoring, daytime sleepiness and trouble falling asleep at night. For example, if your sleeping partner notices that you seem to stop breathing while you sleep, and then wake up momentarily to gasp for air, that is an indication that you have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that warrants a Houston sleep study. At Apnix Sleep Diagnostics, we are experts in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, and we would be happy to arrange for you to get a sleep study at our facility.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which your throat’s soft tissue briefly collapses while you sleep, which cuts off your air supply. You might not realize that you are waking up dozens or even hundreds of times each night, as each apnea event only lasts for a brief period. Your body is fighting for oxygen and rouses you just enough to let you get a breath. Left undiagnosed and untreated, sleep apnea can cause health problems, including stroke and high blood pressure.
Fortunately, scientists have developed a machine called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device that consists of a machine that pumps air through a tube that fastens to a mask. You put on the mask before bedtime, and the flow of air helps keep the soft tissue of your throat from collapsing. The result is a good night’s sleep.
When preparing for your Houston sleep study, you should pack your favorite pajamas and the usual items you would take with you on an overnight stay, such a toothbrush and toothpaste for the morning. If you like, you can bring your own pillow and blanket from home if you think it will make you feel more comfortable.
During a sleep study, technicians will attach electrodes to your head so they can monitor your brain wave activity (an indicator of how deeply you are sleeping). You will also be outfitted with a sensor to track your blood’s oxygen level. Video cameras mounted in the sleeping room will monitor you as well, so the technicians can see your movements. When a specialist evaluates your test, he will be able to view the video recording to correlate your movements with the data from the other sensors.
If technicians determine that you are experiencing periods in which you do not breath while you sleep, they will come into the room and put a CPAP mask on you. They will set the air pressure and see if this relieves your sleep apnea. If you continue to have episodes where you don’t breathe, the technicians will increase the air pressure until they find the right setting for you. Once the proper setting for air pressure has been determined, a technician will program it into the CPAP machine that you will later use at home.
Having a sleep study in which you wear a CPAP mask may mark the first time in a long while that you are able to get a good night’s sleep, despite being hooked up to wires. What’s more, CPAP therapy prevents you from snoring, so your sleeping partner will be better able to get a good night’s sleep as well!