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The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis for Snoring

Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 17:55:17-04

Snoring is an extremely common complaint, especially from the significant other of the snorer. But, when should snoring raise concern about a serious health problem? Many people will experience some form of sleep disturbance in their lifetimes, but some may not be getting the help and treatment they need. When it comes to sleep disorders, a correct diagnosis is crucial before treatment options can be selected.

About the Snoring Treatment Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center

Patients at the Snoring Treatment Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center can schedule an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. During the appointment, a thorough snoring history will be taken, as well as a complete examination of the nose, mouth, and throat areas.

Following this initial assessment, more tests may be suggested. If sleep apnea is a concern, a sleep study and referral to a sleep specialist may be necessary. Patients who participate in a sleep lab study will stay overnight in a hotel-like setting with comfortable beds and private bathrooms. A polysomnogram (PSG) is used to track brain wave activity, eye movements, muscle activity, heart rate and rhythm, breathing depth, and blood oxygen saturation.

The best course of treatment depends on a patient’s diagnosis, so the initial assessment at the Snoring Treatment Center is important.

Specialists at the Snoring Treatment Center
- ENTs
- Sleep specialists
- Pulmonologists
- Oral surgeons
- Allergists

The Snoring Treatment Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center offers a collaborative approach to the treatment of sleep disorders.