Sleep apnea is too dangerous to leave untested. Don’t wait for it to damage your heart before you come in for a diagnosis. Many people may suspect sleep apnea after a few nights of insomnia or an increase in snoring. While those are both symptoms, they could be symptoms of other sleeping disorders as well.
Since sleep apnea has so many associated causes, tests are used to accurately diagnose it. The standard sleep test involves a night in the sleep clinic, hooked up to wires that measure your vitals. However, home tests are becoming the method of choice for patients and doctors alike. Whichever test you use for a sleep apnea diagnosis, know that it’s the first crucial step to treating the disorder.