Screening and diagnosis for sleep disordered breathing

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

  • Assess
    Can you recognize some of the common symptoms of SDB in your patient?

  • Screen
    Ask your patient to complete a simple five-question sleep apnea symptom test as a quick screener.

  • Refer
    Recommend your patient takes a sleep study to determine whether or not they have SDB, and if they do, to determine how severe it is.

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 apnea. Sleep studies can be done at home or in a sleep clinic.

Talking to your patient about SDB

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

Find a sleep study facility

Use our Sleep Center Locator to locate a sleep study facility in your patient’s local area.

Screening and diagnosis resources

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