If you are using a CPAP, always have a medical ID on you. If you ever need medical attention in an emergency, it is critical that healthcare providers know that you have this condition and use that machine. Medical cards are available to describe your condition, the treatment you use and the level of treatment required to control your sleep apnea. Set a schedule for your sleep and try to follow it. Try your best to train your body on a set sleeping schedule when you have sleep apnea. Setting your bedtime to the same time every night can help your body recognize when it is time to sleep. As a result, you will get a better night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed by a doctor after he looks at your family history, medical history, and you have a comprehensive physical exam. A sleep study can also shed some light on your sleep problems. Your primary physician may find that the best course of action is to send you to see a sleep specialist. These doctors have the specialized expertise necessary to diagnose and treat many sleep disorders including sleep apnea.