Sleep Apnea Diagnosis

One of the scariest things about sleep apnea is that most people who have it don’t know that they have it. Although there are symptoms that might make us suspect sleep apnea and screening tools we use to decide on further testing, there is no way to look at a person in our office to decide if that person has sleep apnea or not. The only way to diagnose sleep apnea is with a sleep test. A sleep test gathers data about your breathing, heart rate, and more while you sleep and with this information, our Board Certified Sleep Physician will determine whether or not you have sleep apnea.

Fortunately, getting tested is easier than ever. Our Omaha sleep dentists at Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center can help you get diagnosed with sleep apnea. Please call (402) 493-4175 to schedule an appointment today.

Sleep Apnea Screening

If your symptoms make you suspect sleep apnea, screening tools can help decide if you are at high risk for sleep apnea. These are usually questionnaires, but sometimes other tests are used, too. We have a sleep apnea risk quiz on our website.

Sleep apnea screening can’t tell if you have sleep apnea or not, but it can help us decide to recommend a sleep test.

Sleep Tests

man resting peacefully on tan sheetsA sleep test is the only way to diagnose sleep apnea. The common way to perform a sleep test is a polysomnography (PSG) conducted at a sleep lab.

A sleep lab PSG gives more detailed information. This can help distinguish between sleep apnea and other sleep conditions that might be hard to distinguish with an HST.

Do I Have to Be Diagnosed before I Come to You?

No. We can work with you, your insurance company, and your doctors if needed, to make sure you get an appropriate evaluation of your sleep. This is what we do all day, every day, and we can guide you in this process.

Get a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Omaha

To get tested for sleep apnea in Omaha, please call (402) 493-4175 today for an appointment with a sleep dentist at the Advanced Dental Sleep Treatment Center.

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