Exams and Tests

Diagnosis of snoring focuses on finding out whether you might have sleep apnea. 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.

Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?

For more information, see the topic Sleep Apnea.

Children

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:3

  • All children should be screened for snoring as part of a routine checkup.
  • If sleep apnea is suspected, a complete sleep study generally is needed.
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