Sleep Apnea | Diagnosis & Tests

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How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Your doctor can diagnose sleep apnea. He or she may ask you if you feel tired or sleepy during the day. Your doctor may also want to know about your bedtime habits and how well you sleep. Your doctor may ask you to go to a sleep disorder center for a sleep study. Tests done at the sleep disorder center may reveal which kind of sleep apnea you have. You may also need to take some equipment home with you to do a sleep study there.

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/00

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