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Diagnosing Sleep Apnea in St. Louis

Importance of Getting a Proper Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

Because the symptoms of sleep apnea occur while a person is sleeping, many patients are left undiagnosed. Most of the time, it is only through family or friends that have witnessed the symptoms that patients are made aware that they have a sleeping disorder. If your bed partner or other family members are concerned about your constant snoring, it is best that you take this seriously and get a proper diagnosis by a medical doctor.

To get started, contact James Lillenberg DDS at (314) 227-9141. We are one of the leading practices in St. Louis that specializes in obstructive sleep apnea treatment.

Overnight Sleep Study

An overnight sleep study or a polysomnogram allows sleep specialists to gather more conclusive information while you sleep to accurately diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. It is a non-invasive study performed by professionals that measures a number of factors to diagnose sleep disorders.

Some of these factors include:

  • Brain function
  • Eye movement
  • Heart rhythm
  • Respiratory airflow
  • Other nighttime behaviors

Home Sleep Test (HST) is less complicated to administer and can be arranged by your physician. This test can be done at home for a diagnosis. The results must be read by a Board Certified Specialist in Sleep Medicine

Most patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea have shown numerous desaturations in their blood oxygen levels during sleep and frequent abnormal pauses in their breathing.

Visit Our St. Louis Dentist Today

Unlike other dentists in St. Louis who don’t have the specialty training in dental sleep medicine, Dr. Lillenberg has completed a mini-residency at Tufts Dental School for Dental Sleep Medicine. He also received certification as “qualified dentist” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) attesting his training, experience, and competency in the field. Today, Dr. Lillenberg is working to achieve a diplomate status for AADSM and is committed to continuing his study to help develop this new field of dentistry. Discover the right sleep apnea treatment option for you by getting in touch with Dr. Lillenberg today.

To learn more about how Dr. Lillenberg can help you with your sleep apnea, contact our St. Louis dental practice today at (314) 227-9141.


  • Qualified Dentist
  • Tufts School of Dental Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • ADA

Accomplished & Compassionate Dentist

Why Leave Your Sleep Dentistry Needs in Our Care?
  • Experienced Dentist

    For more than 35 years, Dr. Lillenberg has helped patients patients throughout the area.

  • Striving for Your Comfort

    With an emphasis on gentle care, we want to you to feel at home when you come to our office.

  • Flexible Payment Plan

    Dr. Lillenberg accepts most insurance plans and offers flexible financing options.

  • Unique Help for Sleep Apnea

    We are proud to be the only dentistry offering sleep dentistry services in St. Louis.