Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
The only way to get the right treatment for your condition is by getting a proper diagnosis. There is one method for diagnosing sleep apnea, a sleep test. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sleep in a lab to get diagnosed. Today, many different resources can send you a device to conduct your sleep test at home. The device measures your body’s functions such as breathing, heart rate, brain function, oxygen saturation, and more.
Not everyone is the best candidate to get a home sleep test. Those who suffer from the following may require a clinical sleep test.
- Lung disease
- Suspicion of central sleep apnea
- Other sleep conditions
- Prior heart failure
In these cases, a sleep lab will provide you with a more detailed and accurate test. Regardless of where you conduct your sleep test, it requires a doctor to review the results. Only a physician can diagnose you with sleep apnea. Once you receive your diagnosis, your doctor can work with Dr. Pribyl to find the right treatment for you.
If you think you might have sleep apnea, don’t let a diagnosis slip between your fingers. Dr. Pribyl can help find the resources to get a sleep apnea diagnosis from the comfort of your home and a sleep apnea treatment that works for your body. Please call (816) 795-1000 today to schedule an appointment with our About the Doctors.