How can the Sleep Apnea be detected?

With few questions, sign and Symptoms a Doctor could have the suspicious of a patient can be suffering Sleep Apnea.

The Doctor will order a Sleep Study to confirm the diagnostic.

Test to detect sleep apnea include:
a) Nocturnal Polysomnography. During this test, you’re hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep.

b) Home sleep tests. Your doctor might provide you with simplified tests to be used at home to diagnose sleep apnea. These tests usually measure your heart rate, blood oxygen level, airflow and breathing patterns.

For milder cases of sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend only lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. If you have nasal allergies, your doctor will recommend treatment for your allergies.

For moderate and severe cases different therapies are available.

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