It is advisable to do a sleep test before buying a CPAP machine or to see a sleep doctor. In order for the doctor to determine if it is necessary to do a sleep test first or not.
Doing a sleep test, in addition to identifying if you have snoring or sleep apnea (sleep apnea) or not, can also check other things such as measuring the quality of sleep to see if it's good or not. Is it shallow in sufficient quantity? How are you sleeping? It can also detect other sleep disorders. In addition to sleep apnea, as well as abnormal heartbeat conditions. or a state of sleep and leg twitching, etc.
In addition, for those who want to buy a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea. Having a sleep test result will allow our staff to adjust the machine settings to suit you.
However, there may be some people who go to the doctor and the doctor tells them not to do a sleep test. Most of them have obvious symptoms such as loud snoring, daytime sleepiness even after sleeping a lot. a lot of weight, etc. The doctor may recommend using CPAP as a treatment without having to do a sleep test first.