I think that I need a sleep study. How will I know that I need a sleep study?
Doctors Answers (3)
You are unable to decide when you need a sleep study. The reason you are unable to make the decision is that a sleep study, like most medical testing, is ordered to determine if a medical issue is present or absent. You should discuss your'sleep issues with your doctor who may find that you do not need a sleep study, but if you do, then specific instructions to the sleep lab are necessary to customize your study based on the suspected sleep disorder.
The best way is to talk to a doctor or medical provider. Most physicians can recognize the disorder and order a study.
If you define more specifically the problem that you are having, then it could be determined if a sleep study is necessary to confirm a diagnosis.