A sleep test is an important step on your way to receiving sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. But did you know there are other tests that can give Dr. Drummond insight into your condition? Specifically, he may use a rhinometer to carry out an advanced airway analysis of your nasal passages. What exactly is rhinometry, and how can it help Lawton patients to breathe easier? Read on below to find out, or contact our practice to ask questions.
A rhinometer is a device that uses sound waves to help Dr. Drummond understand how air flows through your nasal passages. You simply breathe into it, and the sophisticated technology lets our team know if there are any anatomical abnormalities or other issues that are interfering with your ability to breathe well through your nose.
The test is fast and noninvasive. It is often used in conjunction with a pharyngometer for complete airway analysis. (A pharyngometer is a device that uses sound waves directed through the mouth to reveal details about a patient’s airway.)
Some outstanding benefits of rhinometry include:
Rhinometry can be a valuable stepping stone on your path to better nighttime breathing! To learn more about this simple and quick test, get in touch with Stop Snoring Lawton today.