Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can only be diagnosed by a physician and after the patient has had a sleep study. There are two types of sleep studies:
- Polysomnogram (in lab sleep study)
- Out of Center Sleep Study (Home Sleep Test)
In lab sleep studies are the gold standard but many insurance companies now dictate home sleep test first due to their ease, affordability, and accuracy. Basically, in lab tests have more accurate data and home sleep tests have more natural sleep as you are in your regular environment. Either, Dr. Klauer can help you determine which test is best for you and help initiate of getting tested if you have not been diagnosed already. Both of these tests are painless, safe, and covered by most insurance plans.