Screening and diagnosis for sleep disordered breathing

If you suspect a patient may have sleep disordered breathing (SDB), this three step screening process for SDB can get your patient on the path to getting diagnosed.

  • Assess - Can you identify the patient as having a high risk of OSA?
  • Screen - To aid in the screening process, evaluate your patient by asking a few key questions:

    • Is the patient overweight?
    • Does the patient complain of daytime sleepiness?
    • Does the patient snore?
    • Does the patient have hypertension?
  • Investigate

All about sleep studies

During a sleep study, your patient's breathing is monitored to see if they have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnoea. Sleep studies can be done at home or in a sleep lab.

Talking to your patient about SDB

If your patients are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, encourage them to join a sleep apnoea community for extra support during their treatment journey.

Talking to your patient about SDB

Talking to your patient about SDB

If your patients are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, encourage them to join a sleep apnoea community for extra support during their treatment journey.

Screening and diagnosis resources

ResMed provides useful tools for healthcare professionals like you to use at various stages of your patient's treatment journey.