How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation that involves several steps.
The process begins with a detailed assessment of your medical history, including any symptoms related to sleep apnea.
A physical examination may be conducted to evaluate your airway and overall health.
To confirm the diagnosis, a Home Sleep Study, (HST) or an overnight polysomnography study (PSG) in a sleep lab.
This test measures various parameters during sleep, such as breathing patterns, oxygen levels, brain activity, and heart rate.
The collected data is then analyzed by a sleep specialist to determine if sleep apnea is present, as well as its severity.
A SLEEP STUDY and professional evaluation is crucial to receive an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.