Dr. Brazinsky explains when a sleep lab is necessary to assess a woman's quality of sleep.
If you are having trouble getting to sleep or you’re waking up early in the morning you have more of an insomnia picture, you really don’t need a sleep study. But if you are either a heavy snorer or you’re sleepy during the day time and it’s unexplained, you need to see someone who knows about sleep, a sleep specialist and usually the first test we do is a diagnostic sleep study.
We need to know why what’s going on. Are you sleeping at night, and if you’re sleeping at night, what is the quality of your sleep?
About Dr. Shari Brazinsky, M.D.:
Dr. Shari Anne Brazinsky is a pulmonary critical care physician at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California as a member of the Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Disease Medical Group. She was named one of San Diego’s 2008 top pulmonary disease doctors for the third time by San Diego Magazine.