If someone is worried that they may have sleep apnea, they should immediately consult a doctor. If it is likely that someone has sleep apnea based on their assessment, we will have them take an at-home sleep test, which will monitor their breathing while they sleep. A sleep doctor will go over the results from the test in order to make a diagnosis.
Before a patient can get any type of sleep apnea treatment, they must have a proper diagnosis from a certified sleep physician, which is obtained using something called a sleep test. This works by monitoring a person’s breathing, heartrate, and other vital signs while they sleep in order to reveal the symptoms of sleep apnea. In the past, a patient would have to spend a night in a sleep lab to complete one.