If you’ve talked with your health care provider about sleep problems like snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness, you may have been referred for a polysomnogram, or an overnight sleep study. Curious about what to expect when you undergo one of these tests? We’ve gathered answers to some of the most frequently asked questions to put your mind at ease.
Most people are familiar with an overnight sleep study, commonly used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders. Less well-known is a CPAP titration study. Though there are similarities between the two sleep tests, they have different purposes. Let’s take a deeper look at how a titration study works and how it’s used during the course of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment.
If you find yourself snoring loudly, waking with a headache or feeling tired and groggy even after a full night’s sleep, your healthcare provider may recommend you get screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) Depending on your risk factors and the severity of your symptoms (see below), you have a few different options for initial screening and evaluation.