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By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
March 22, 2021
Category: Sleep Medicine
Tags: Sleep Study  

Are you dealing with a sleep disorder? A sleep study will be able to tell you.
 

While a bad night of sleep can certainly be miserable, it’s something that everyone will deal with. The important thing is that you are getting quality sleep the rest of the time. It’s also important to recognize when your restlessness, daytime fatigue, and other symptoms could be signs of an underlying sleep problem. In this case, it’s prudent to turn to your Columbia, SC, sleep doctors for a sleep test if you are dealing with the following symptoms:

Snoring

Having a cold can lead to a rather unpleasant night of snoring. However, if your partner complains that you snore regularly or that your snoring is incredibly loud, this could be a sign of sleep apnea. Snoring often goes overlooked but it’s important that it doesn’t. Even if snoring isn’t caused by sleep apnea, this nocturnal noise could cause you to deal with poor, restless, and unfulfilling sleep night after night.

Extreme Fatigue

Do you wake up feeling exhausted and unrefreshed despite getting a full 7-8 hours of sleep? Do you find yourself needing a nap midday or having trouble keeping your eyes open after lunch? If so, this lingering exhaustion could be a sign that you’re not getting good quality sleep and that a sleep disorder could be to blame. If you’re getting a full night’s rest but you still don’t feel energized and alert during the day, it’s time to see a sleep specialist to find out why.

Brain Fog

Do you find yourself having trouble focusing or staying on task? Do you often forget what you were doing? If concentration and memory seem to be eluding you it could be a sign of sleep apnea. The good news is that brain fog, poor concentration, and memory issues associated with sleep apnea often go away once a patient starts using CPAP treatment.

Insomnia

While all of us will have trouble falling or staying asleep at some point, this shouldn’t be something you deal with regularly. If you find yourself having trouble falling asleep, or if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep, and this problem persists for more than two weeks it’s time to talk with our Columbia, SC, sleep doctors.
 

If you are dealing with warning signs of a sleep disorder, it’s important that you turn to a sleep specialist that can diagnose and treat your condition to help you get better sleep. To schedule a sleep study with our Columbia, SC, sleep doctors, call Bogan Sleep Consultants today at (803) 251-3093.

By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
July 21, 2020
Category: Sleep Medicine
Tags: Sleep Study  

A sleep study from your sleep specialist in Columbia SC can help you sleep better

Do you struggle to fall or even stay asleep? You could have a sleep disorder. Occasional tossing and turning are normal, but if you find yourself continually having trouble sleeping, it could be an early sign of a potentially serious condition. It could mean you need a sleep study.

Dr. Richard Bogan at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia SC is an expert at solving sleep difficulties, and he can help you too by performing a sleep study.

What is a sleep study?

It’s a test to determine sleeping patterns and behaviors during sleep. A sleep study measures and records important body functions including heart rate, respiration, airflow, muscle tone, and oxygen saturation. Your eye movements and EEG activity are also tracked to check stages of sleep, including when you fall into REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

Using the information gained from a sleep study, your doctor can diagnose conditions like these:

  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Walking in your sleep
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome

A sleep study is recommended if you are experiencing:

  • Frequent, loud snoring
  • A choking, gasping sensation when you wake up
  • Daytime grogginess
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • A sore throat most mornings

A sleep study can help your doctor determine what is causing your sleeping difficulties. Then your Columbia SC doctor can develop a customized treatment plan designed to help you sleep well again.

If you are living with an undiagnosed, untreated sleep disorder, it can have serious consequences including memory problems, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, poor performance at work, and it can potentially shorten your life.

Learn more about sleep studies today

A sleep study is important to the length and quality of your life. To learn more about how a sleep study can benefit you, talk with an expert, your sleep specialist. Call Dr. Richard Bogan of Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia SC at (803) 251-3093. Call now!

By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
February 24, 2020
Category: Sleep Disorders
Tags: Sleep Study  

How a sleep study from your sleep specialists in Columbia, South Carolina can help you.

 

Sleep specialists conduct a sleep study to determine if you have a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can wreak havoc on your body and mind, causing a variety of medical problems, memory problems, and other issues. The sleep specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina are experts at conducting sleep testing and diagnosing sleep disorders.

Getting a restful night of sleep is vital to your health. Sleeping is a chance for your body to renew itself, restoring the harmony and function of your body systems. Too often, a restful sleep is difficult to obtain due to stress, caffeine, environment, and other factors. If you are unable to sleep well, a sleep study is the first step to find out why.

Sleep studies are recommended for a variety of reasons. They are useful in order to diagnose conditions like these:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy

A sleep study records many body functions including muscle tone, heart rate, respiration, airflow, and oxygen saturation to check for breathing problems. A sleep study also records EEG activity, and eye movements to determine stages of sleep, how long it takes you to fall asleep, and when you experience rapid eye movement or REM sleep. Your sleep study may be recorded in order to document how you sleep. In addition, your sleep specialist may ask you to keep a sleep diary.

You should consider having a sleep study if you notice:

  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • A gasping, choking feeling when you wake up
  • Not feeling refreshed after a night of sleep
  • Headaches and a sore throat most mornings
  • Grogginess, sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating

A sleep study is a vital tool in diagnosing whether you have a sleep disorder. Early diagnosis can lead to early treatment, which can help restore your ability to sleep. To find out more about a sleep study and how it can help you, call the sleep specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina today.