Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic Services services located in Denver, CO

Quality rest is essential for maintaining physical and mental well-being, supporting cognitive function, physical fitness, and emotional resilience. If you feel fatigued or worn down, triple board-certified sleep apnea specialist Steven Wilk, DDS, offers several diagnostic services at Denver Sleep Apnea in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Wilk works with you to diagnose and effectively treat sleep disorders like sleep apnea and snoring. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Diagnostic Services Q&A

How do I know if I need diagnostic services for a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders are difficult to diagnose without proper investigation. At Denver Sleep Apnea, triple board-certified sleep apnea specialist Dr. Wilk works with you to determine the underlying cause of symptoms, such as:

  • Snoring
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight changes (loss or gain)
  • Irritability
  • Facial pain
  • Oral pain
  • Headaches

The first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Wilk. During your initial visit, he discusses your symptoms, performs a comprehensive dental exam, and asks questions about your diet and lifestyle. This information helps Dr. Wilk determine the best diagnostic services to investigate your symptoms.

Which sleep disorders can diagnostic services identify?

Diagnostic testing is essential for determining new or worsening sleep disorder symptoms of:

Chronic snoring

Snoring causes loud throat vibrations that can disrupt normal sleep patterns, leading to fragmented sleep. While many people snore from time to time, chronic snoring can indicate an underlying disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea.


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

OSA is a sleep disorder where the muscles in the throat intermittently relax, partially blocking the airway and causing repeated disruptions in breathing during sleep. If untreated, OSA can contribute to serious health complications, including hypertension and cardiovascular issues.

What do diagnostic services for sleep disorder symptoms involve?

Dr. Wilk uses many diagnostic services to look at sleep disorder symptoms, including:

Dental exam

A dental exam assesses oral health, including jaw structure and tooth alignment, providing valuable insights into potential contributors to sleep disorders like bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

ResMed ApneaLink Air™ 

This home sleep test is a portable device that monitors key sleep parameters, including airflow, respiratory effort, and blood oxygen levels. It provides valuable data to identify potential sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea.

® One

WatchPAT One utilizes wrist-worn technology to monitor sleep patterns, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, offering a comprehensive assessment of sleep quality.

Based on your sleep test results, Dr. Wilk can determine whether you have sleep apnea, chronic snoring, or another sleep disorder.

Call Denver Sleep Apnea today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the diagnostic services Dr. Wilk performs to assess your sleep health and quality.