Getting a Diagnosis

Dan shows symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, so his doctor prescribes a sleep study to confirm a diagnosis.

One night my wife and I were out and I stopped at a traffic light, a red light, and I actually fell asleep behind the wheel of the car. That served as a catalyst to me that there was something wrong and I needed to do something about it.

The first step to getting treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is getting diagnosed. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the effects of OSA can be negligible. Left untreated, OSA can seriously damage physical and mental health, have negative personal and professional consequences, and can lead to premature death.

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This content was last reviewed on February 11, 2011