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.