Diagnosis of focuses on finding out whether you might have . Your doctor will do a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history. Because a physical exam and medical history cannot determine if you have sleep apnea, a sleep study almost always will be done if your doctor suspects the condition. For more information about sleep studies, see:
- Sleep apnea: Should I have a sleep study?
For more information on exams and tests for sleep apnea, see the Exams and Tests section of the topic Sleep Apnea.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:3
- All children should be screened for snoringas part of a routine checkup.
- If sleep apnea is suspected, acomplete sleep study generally is needed.