Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disorder commonly seen in the primary care office. This talk will assist the primary care practitioner in recognizing and treating the patient with OSA. Topics for review include signs and symptoms of OSA, including typical and atypical presentations; questionnaires used for screening and following OSA patients; factors in choosing a home sleep apnea test versus attended polysomnography for the diagnosis of OSA; and treatment for OSA, including positive airway pressure (PAP) and non-PAP modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, including atypical presentations
  • Select an appropriate sleep study for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Describe treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea