DIAGNOSIS

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Broomfield

Do I have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be a serious medical condition. While it can only be diagnosed with a formal sleep study, there are several simple tests that can be taken at home that may help determine if a sleep study is necessary.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Berlin Questionnaire

S.T.O.P Questionnaire

What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Loud Snoring

Gasping for air while sleeping

Morning headaches

Excessive sleepiness during the day

Difficulty concentrating

Dry mouth when waking up

Stop breathing during sleep, as noticed by others

polysomnography (PSG) sleep study multi
What is Central Sleep Apnea vs. Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Central Sleep Apnea happens when the brain fails to tell the body/lungs to breath. This is typically noticed by another person who can tell there is no effort to breath for a short period of time. The prevalence of Central Sleep Apnea coincides with elevation. This is why Central Sleep Apnea is very common in Colorado and In Lab Sleep Studies are so important.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea happens when the airway in the back of the throat becomes obstructed during sleep. This can happen when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much. It can also be due to being overweight, having a large neck size, smoking, alcohol use or issues with the jaw.