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Eden Sleep home testing: The first step toward healthy, restorative rest in Napier

A study featured in the Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association reports that 4 percent of adult males and 2 percent of adult females suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). This condition causes complete obstruction of the airway during sleep. When at rest, the upper airway muscles become overly relaxed and narrow so much that air can’t pass through. The body awakes itself, starved for breath, with a gasp and a snort. Imagine the stress these episodes of interrupted breathing and sleeping put on the heart and other organs! Fortunately, as an Eden Sleep partner in Napier, Dentiq can get to the bottom of troubling symptoms. We can restore the quality of your sleep (and your life), and prevent dire health consequences caused by this severe breathing disorder.

The telltale signs

EdenSleep is your source for all things sleep health, from home testing to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. We partner with this New Zealand-born and -grown company to provide reliable and accessible diagnostics. Pinpointing the true nature of your concerns is the first step to relief. Without having an accurate picture of your sleep quality and respiration at rest, we are not able to create a tailored treatment plan that effectively targets those conditions.

Candidates for a home test, however, may suffer from these “telltale” signs of apnoea:

  • Snoring
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Irritability
  • Feeling tired throughout the day, regardless of how long you are in bed
  • Cognitive decline
  • Mood swings

If Dr. Sundar suspects that you have apnoea, a home test may be ordered. Home tests are convenient, comfortable, and provide accurate insights into what is going on with your breathing when you sleep. Unlike lab tests that require you to spend nights away from your home at an offsite sleep clinic, home testing may be conducted from the comfort of your own bed. The test is wireless and easy-to-wear, without further hampering your rest.

 Sleep test data is then analysed and a report is created with recommendations for treatment.

Chronic sleep-disordered breathing is associated with a range of serious medical complications, from stroke and heart disease, to liver and kidney failure. Do not wait to regain your restorative sleep, health, and well-being. Schedule your consultation today at our Greenmeadows office.

Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan Dr. Sundar Jagadeesan received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2002 from the TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. He completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Oral implantology in 2007 from the Manipal University, Manipal India. In 2008 he decided to move permanently to Aotearoa, New Zealand. And since then, he has been in private practice in different parts of the country, from West Coast to Waikato and now in Hawkes Bay.

In 2015 Dr. Sundar embarked on a journey of learning at the world-renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA. Here he learnt under the tutelage of Dr John C Kois, DMD MSD. The Kois Center is the only continuing education program in the world conducting and publishing independent research. Every course is updated each year based on new scientific evidence. Dr. Sundar continues his learning at the Kois Center each year to bring the best evidence-based dentistry to Hawkes Bay.

Dr. Sundar and his family have been living in Hawkes Bay since 2012 and love the area. The family is complete with their beloved golden retriever, Maple. Dr. Sundar’s family’s love for Hawkes Bay resulted in his parents and siblings moving to sunny Hawkes Bay too.

He is delighted to meet you as you visit Dentiq, your first step towards better oral and overall health.

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