How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
The first and best thing that you can do if you suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea or other sleep-disordered breathing conditions is to get an evaluation from one of our specialists.
Diagnosing sleep apnea is a fairly simple procedure. First, your doctor will want to discuss your medical history and the symptoms that you are experiencing. If the clinical symptoms (such as fatigue and excessive feelings of sleepiness, among others) are transparent enough, one of our doctors will be able to identify a patient suffering from sleep apnea.
In other cases, an overnight sleep study may be necessary. This sleep study will generate records of important activity while the patient sleeps for several hours. In such a test, the breathing and other sleep functions (such as heart, lung and brain activity and blood oxygen levels) are monitored for irregularities.
If the results confirm the presence of sleep apnea in the patient, your Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia specialist will then recommend a customized treatment plan to restore quality and safety to your sleeping activities.