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How can a sleep laboratory help diagnose my sleep apnea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If your doctor suspects you have sleep apnea, they may suggest you go to a sleep laboratory. At the sleep lab, you may be attached to machines that can measure your body as you sleep. There are tests to measure blood oxygen levels, organ function, breathing patterns, eye movements, brain waves, and more. Your doctor can evaluate these test results to make a diagnosis.

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