Sleep Assessments

Sleep Assessments

Sleep Assessments services located in Denver, CO

Chronic fatigue, dry mouth, and sore throats are subtle warning signs of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. With more than 40 years of experience, triple board-certified sleep apnea specialist Steven Wilk, DDS, understands the importance of properly diagnosing sleep disorders. At Denver Sleep Apnea in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Wilk offers comprehensive home sleep assessments to help diagnose sleep disorders without the inconvenience of traveling to a sleep lab. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Sleep Assessments Q&A

What are sleep assessments?

A sleep assessment comprehensively evaluates your sleep quality, duration, and patterns, providing valuable insights into potential sleep disorders. Rest quality can affect various aspects of your physical and mental well-being, influencing factors such as cognitive function, mood regulation, immune system strength, and overall daytime performance.

Sleep assessments track several factors to evaluate your sleep performance, including:

  • PAT signal (peripheral arterial tone)
  • Heart rate
  • Oximetry (blood oxygen level)
  • Actigraphy (gross motor activity)
  • Body position
  • Snoring
  • Chest motion

Triple board-certified sleep apnea specialist Dr. Wilk gathers the information from your sleep assessment to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

What happens during sleep assessments?

While traditional sleep assessments require an overnight stay in a lab, modern technology allows you to monitor and record your sleep patterns, breathing, and other relevant data in the comfort of your bed. 

Home sleep testing eliminates many of the barriers that typically accompany clinic testing, like the discomfort of sleeping in an unfamiliar environment. By allowing you to remain in your usual sleep environment, home testing may deliver more accurate results than clinical sleep labs.

Denver Sleep Apnea offers two effective at-home sleep tests:

® One

WatchPAT One is an FDA- and Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved sleep testing device that can distinguish between obstructive and central sleep apnea. Its cloud-based technology allows Dr. Wilk to receive and interpret your results instantly. With a disposable wristband, WatchPAT One offers a convenient and comfortable at-home sleep testing option.


Who is a candidate for sleep assessments?

Anybody experiencing disrupted sleep or signs of a sleep disorder should consider a professional assessment. Some common indicators that may warrant a sleep assessment include:

  • Loud, persistent snoring
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Waking up during the night frequently
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)
  • Gasping for air or choking during the night
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems

If these symptoms affect your daily life or disrupt your sleep quality, a comprehensive sleep assessment can help identify the underlying causes.

Call Denver Sleep Apnea today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about sleep assessments.