Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

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Luckily, sleep apnea is both easily identified and effectively treated. The most important first step is to keep a sleep diary for 2 weeks. The sleep diary will help your doctor determine your sleeping patterns. Every morning, write down what time you went to bed, what time you got up, how many times you awoke during the night, and if you felt rested when you woke up. At the end of the day, note if you took any naps during the day.

With your sleep diary in hand, speak with your primary-care physician. Your doctor will want to know your symptoms and how long you have had them. If you have a spouse or partner, bring him or her with you to your initial consultation. Snoring and sleep apnea are conditions few want to admit, and most of the time they are not recognized by the sufferer because they don’t remember having episodes. Frequently, the
best description of a problem will come from someone living with the sufferer.

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