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Is sleep study required to detect sleep apnea?

I sleep on my stomach and am told I snore. No gasping for breath, don't wake up frequently during the night, don't feel particularly tired after waking. Am being urged to have a sleep study done to check for apnea. Is apnea a possibility? Should I have the study done?
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

I am not sure however why was the sleep study recommended to you, I mean what was your complaint to the doctor since you don't feel tired waking up or have any other clinical signs.
If the reason of the consultation is simply for sleeping on your stomach and snoring without any additional issues I would say there isn't any reason to think about sleep apnea and hence perform sleep studies.

I hope to have been of help. If you want to ask more questions, possibly with more info on the circumstances feel free to write again.
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