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.
A sleep test is the only way to diagnose sleep apnea. There are two common ways to perform a sleep test: a polysomnography (PSG) conducted at a sleep lab or a home sleep test (HST), which you can do in the comfort of your home.
Most insurance companies not only allow an HST, but they also prefer it. It’s less expensive for them, and for many people, it’s just as accurate as a PSG. Most people also like an HST because it’s more comfortable, less disruptive, and less expensive. Find out if an HST is right for you.
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.