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In-Office Snoring Exams, Sleep Studies and More Methods to Diagnosis Snoring
There are so many reasons a person can snore that finding your diagnosis can be difficult. You’ll likely to want to consult with your family doctor first about your snoring, and then he or she will probably refer you to a specialist since most medical practitioners are not familiar with sleep disorders.
To determine the cause of your snoring, you will need a snoring specialist to run a series of simple to complex tests. A visit to an otolaryngologist (ENT Doctor) at a snoring center will diagnose the cause of your snoring. If surgery or other medical treatment is necessary, before they will pay for your treatment your insurance company will most likely require that you have an over-night sleep study at a sleep lab to study sleeping and breathing patterns, especially if it is suspected that you may have sleep apnea.
There are some basic characteristics that your doctor will look at that can be factors in diagnosing your snoring. Read more about the factors to examine for your snoring.