Sleep apnea can make you wake up in the morning feeling tired or unrefreshed even though you have had a full night of sleep. During the day, you may feel fatigued, have difficulty concentrating or you may even unintentionally fall asleep. This is because your body is waking up numerous times throughout the night, even though you might not be conscious of each awakening. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep.
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Snoring is likely to be a sign of sleep apnea when it is followed by silent breathing pauses and choking or gasping sounds.
Home sleep study provides our board certified physician with the information she needs to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. It allows you to sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information in a convenient way about how you breathe during sleep. You will usually set up the testing equipment yourself.