Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

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Do you snore loud?

Are you often tired during the day?

Do you know if you stop breathing, or has anyone witnessed you stop breathing while you are asleep?

Do you have High Blood Pressure, or take medication to control High Blood Pressure?

Are you overweight? Do you know if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 28?

Are you a male with a neck circumference greater than 17 inches, or a female with a neck circumference greater than 16″?

If you answered “YES” to two or more of these¬†questions, you may be at risk of having sleep disordered breathing, like sleep apnea.

However to arrive at a firm diagnosis of OSA or obstructive sleep apnea, there is a diagnostic protocol to be followed that includes a number of diagnostic steps that must be taken. Once these tests are done, the results will be reviewed by a board certified sleep physician who is the only one qualified to make a diagnosis of OSA.

The steps Dr. Grande will help you take are:

STEP 1. Online sleep apnea questionaire.

STEP 2. Advanced sleep consultation done in our office.

STEP 3. Sleep study done at home or in a sleep lab after which a diagnosis is made by a sleep physician.

STEP 4-6. If you are diagnosed as having OSA, Dr. Grande will assist you with treatment options.

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