Sleep Disorders – What You Must Know

Sleep Disorder Society Malaysia

Diagnosis

Your doctor may make an evaluation based on your signs and symptoms and a sleep history, which you can provide with help from someone who shares your bed or your household, if possible. An evaluation often involves overnight monitoring at a sleep center of your breathing and other body functions during sleep.

Tests to detect sleep apnea (sleep study) is called Nocturnal Polysomnography (PSG). During this test, you’re hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep.

Nocturnal Polysomnography

You may self-assess your sleepiness scale and risk factor using these two sets of questionnaires. These are the recommended system approved by AASM to test the probability of having sleep apnea:
Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)
STOP-BANG questionnaire

*You may print your ESS and STOP-BANG results and bring together to see your doctor