What should I do if I think I have sleep apnea?

If you think you have sleep apnea, you should make an appointment with your doctor  to discuss it. Many people could benefit from a sleep study to be evaluated for sleep apnea, but they will need to talk with their doctor prior to setting this up.
If you snore or have other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it’s time to have a conversation with your doctor about an evaluation for OSA. A diagnosis of sleep apnea always starts with a conversation with your physician. In some cases, the process may also include a stay at a sleep clinic or sleeping at home with a monitor that measures disruptions to breathing.

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