The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Your doctor may give you a test, such as the Berlin Questionnaire or the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, to gain information about your symptoms. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children are screened for sleep apnea by asking about snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115600/Obstructive-sleep-apnea-OSA. Updated October 5, 2016. Accessed December 6, 2016.
Snoring and sleep apnea. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/snoring-and-sleep-apnea. Accessed December 6, 2016.
Last reviewed December 2016 by Marcie L. Sidman, MD Last Updated: 5/20/2015