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Diagnosis

Sleep Physician

To diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor will perform a physical exam and take a medical and sleep history. The doctor may also ask people who live with you about your sleeping habits.

You might also be asked to take a sleep test called a polysomnogram, or PSG. Sleep testing is performed overnight in a sleep lab and is supervised by a trained technologist. The test will measure various body functions, including:

  • air flow
  • blood oxygen levels
  • breathing patterns
  • electrical activity of the brain
  • eye movements
  • heart rate
  • muscle activity
  • A board-certified sleep physician will interpret the findings, identify the correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options.

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