Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.
- What is the most likely explanation for how I feel and my symptoms?
- Aside from OSA, are there other explanations for the way I feel?
- What is OSA?
- Why do I have OSA?
- Is it temporary or permanent?
- What test do I need to do to confirm OSA?
- How do I prepare for this test?
- What are my treatment options?
- Which treatment is best for me?
- Are all treatment options equally effective to treat my OSA?
- What is a CPAP machine?
- What is an oral appliance?
- What do I have to change in my life to improve my OSA?
- What are the complications and risks if OSA is not treated?
- How will treatment help me?
This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.