A doctor or sleep specialist must diagnose sleep apnea. Even if you present commonly associated symptoms, you want to ensure you’re treating the right condition, which is why an assessment is important. So, where do you receive an assessment and what can you expect?
Option 1: Sleep Lab
There are labs that offer sleep studies. These type of sleep studies require a minimum of one night in a sleep-lab bed where multiple cords are hooked up all over your body and a sleep specialist watches you sleep to observe signs of sleeplessness, snoring, how many times you stop breathing during the night, and how much time lapses during each episode it happens. This can prove inconvenient and costly, as it requires a patient to travel and stay in a hospital or sleep lab and costs approximately $1,000-$3,500.
Option 2: In-Home Testing
The alternative is to take an in-home sleep apnea test in the comfort of your own home for a small fraction of the cost of an in-lab sleep study. You can get your free online questionnaire and, if needed receive a home sleep test to see if you have sleep apnea. Once you receive the test, you will only need to sleep with it for 1-2 nights before sending it in for evaluation. The benefits of an in-home sleep apnea test are that you can do it in the comfort and convenience of your home for a fraction of the cost of a lab sleep study. It’s quick and easy and you won’t have to sleep under the observation of someone else to collect the data necessary to diagnose you.
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