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.
Can you recognize some of the common symptoms of SDB in your patient?
Ask your patient to complete a simple five-question sleep apnea symptom test as a quick screener.
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.