Are There Any Tests for Diagnosing Sleep Apnea?

Are There Any Tests for Diagnosing Sleep Apnea?Sleep apnea can be one of the most difficult conditions to get treatment for because many people do not even realize they have it. Sleep apnea is most often characterized by loud, chronic snoring, so unless you sleep with someone, you may not be aware that you snore at night. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include morning headaches, dry mouth, chest pains, difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, high blood pressure, and mood changes. If you feel you are at risk for sleep apnea, do not hesitate to see a sleep apnea doctor.

A polysomnogram can be performed by our Thousand Oaks sleep apnea tests expert to determine the severity of your condition, and from there we can decide what treatment is best for you. This test can be performed in a lab or at your own home. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether you need to stay in a lab or if you can just go home.

Surface electrodes will be placed on your face and scalp, and you will be hooked up to other equipment to monitor various aspects of your sleep. Once the test is complete, your doctor will be able to tell you whether you suffer from sleep apnea or a different sleeping disorder.

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