How We Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that requires immediate diagnosis and treatment. Each day we visit with patients in Salt Lake City and Draper to help them understand and explore options to treat sleep apnea. At the Ear, Nose and Throat Center, we can quickly diagnose and treat sleep apnea. So your suffering can end and restful sleep can return.

Read: What is Sleep Apnea?

Diagnosis
The diagnosis of sleep apnea is always determined through an overnight sleep study (Polysomnogram). On your first office visit, your physician will take a careful history of your sleep condition, followed by an examination of your airway, from the tip of your nose to your lungs.

If your symptoms and examination are suspect for sleep apnea, our office will find a sleep center with which your insurance company contracts, and arrange for a sleep study. The sleep study gives very detailed information that will help your physician determine the diagnosis and severity of your sleep apnea. Once the diagnosis of sleep apnea is determined, an individualized treatment plan will be discussed with you.

If you have been told that you “hold your breath” or “gasp for air” while sleeping, you may have obstructive sleep apnea.

If you think you or someone you know has sleep apnea, call 801-328-2522 today to set up an appointment. If you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are looking for treatment solutions, the Ear, Nose and Throat Center can help. We offer a full range of sleep apnea treatments for our patients in Salt Lake City, Draper and the Wasatch Front.

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