Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

A diagnosis is imperative to determine whether your symptoms are a sign of sleep apnea.

All treatments for sleep disordered breathing require a sleep study and diagnosis by a physician to determine the presence or absence of sleep apnea.  Sleep studies can be done at home, with a home sleep testing device, or, in some cases, overnight in a well-appointed sleep lab.  We are happy to provide referrals to our extensive network of sleep physicians.


There are two ways to diagnose sleep apnea:

Home Sleep Study Diagnosis

While you sleep in the comfort of your own bed, a home sleep monitoring system helps gather and record a variety of information related to your sleep cycles including, heart rate, air flow, respiratory effort, blood oxygen saturation, snoring levels, and head movement/position. We work with a home sleep monitoring device that is easy to use and is effective in detecting sleep apnea. The test measurements and results are used by our sleep physician to determine if you have sleep apnea.

Polysomnogram (PSG) Diagnosis

A PSG is performed during an overnight stay in our comfortable, well-appointed sleep lab. A PSG gathers a variety of information associated with a your sleep stages including, respiration, body position, brain wave activity, eye movement, muscle movement, and electrical activity of the heart. The results are scored and then interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician.

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