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Comparing Sleep Studies: In-Lab vs. Take Home

Sleep studies are commonly used to diagnose sleep disorders by tracking brain waves, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate, breathing, and movement while the patient is asleep. These can be performed for both adults and children depending on concerns presented, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, or REM sleep behavior disorder. By far, one of the most common uses for a sleep study is to address sleep apnea, a condition that blocks oxygen from getting to the brain or other vital organs, and often causes those afflicted to experience difficulty sleeping. Most sleep studies are conducted in one of two ways: at a sleep lab or through a take-home kit.

In-Lab Sleep Studies

In-lab sleep studies are conducted overnight at a specific center. In most cases, the sleep study is conducted in small, dark rooms similar to a hotel room. However, video cameras and audio equipment will be used to monitor you or your child while you sleep. Sensors are also placed on the body to track all the different factors.

However, in-lab sleep studies are often very difficult to get scheduled and there are long delays before you may be able to qualify. Additionally, the cost can be restrictive for some patients, with sleep studies routinely costing over $500.

Take Home Kits

Dr. Buck is so concerned about the lack of available and affordable sleep testing, he is providing screening studies for children along with an examination to evaluate the airway and jaw development. Dr. Buck uses the WatchPat 300 which is one of the most accurate and respected sleep testing equipment available for home use. It is also very convenient and easy to wear for children. This sleep study is as affordable as just $49.

This study involves a one night take home sleep study with the WatchPat 300 and a follow up review conference to go over the results. If sleep disordered breathing is detected, Dr. Buck can offer effective orthopedic jaw development treatments to improve the airway and sleep. This jaw development procedure can help your child enjoy a more natural breathing pattern while asleep as well as benefit them throughout their life in many other aspects.

Schedule Your Take Home Sleep Study

Schedule a consultation to discuss sleep studies with Dr. Buck today by calling 425-361-0826.




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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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