How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Patient history and exam findings can certainly raise suspicion of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but a definitive diagnosis requires an overnight Sleep Study or Polysomnography.  Monitored sleep studies performed in a sleep lab are the gold standard for making an accurate diagnosis.  EKG-type leads are used to measure 10 physiologic parameters to give our patients an accurate and definitive diagnosis.

The Sleep Lab at West Houston makes getting a sleep study a convenient, affordable experience.

If you snore and have daytime sleepiness or risk factors for heart attack or stroke (such as high blood pressure or diabetes), you should strongly consider talking to your family doctor about being evaluated by Dr. Ludwick and/or participating in a Sleep Study. You can also Request an appointment online.

Our office-based sleep lab offers:

  • Private baths with floor to ceiling porcelain-tiled showers
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 50” High Definition Plasma TV’s with HD Cable and DVD’s
  • Queen pillow-top mattresses
  • Recessed lighting
  • Individual room climate control
  • Whisper quiet rooms

In our first class and state-of-the art sleep lab, you will feel comfortable and cared for, and get the best sleep medicine expertise in Houston.

 
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