To accurately determine whether you are a simple snorer or have underlying obstructive sleep apnea we may recommend a sleep study.
These tests are extremely valuable in diagnosing and treating many sleep disorders, including neurologic disorders, movement disorders and breathing disorders at night. These tests are recognized and covered by most healthcare insurers.
There are two broad types of sleep study and your surgeon will be able to advise you as to the best option for you.
- An ambulatory sleep diagnostic system that is suitable for home use
- A formal full sleep study (polysomnography) undertaken at a sleep study facility
Once the sleep study is completed, it is scored by and sent to a sleep specialist for interpretation.
Sleep studies are generally easy to tolerate, comfortable for patients, and give the sleep physician the information he/she needs to accurately diagnose and treat the sleep disorder.