What is a sleep study and why am I having one?

A sleep study can provide a detailed evaluation to determine if you have a sleep disorder. If you do have a sleep disorder, it is important to be diagnosed and treated. Untreated sleep disorders can contribute to other diseases and conditions such as; stoke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and depression.

A common sleep breathing disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA), is caused by the airway closing and preventing the flow of air into the lungs. The resulting pauses in breathing can occur 30 times or more per hour. Without effective treatment, people with OSA may be at risk of developing a number of serious health concerns. Because of the excessive daytime sleepiness that exists with OSA, drivers who are untreated can become a hazard to themselves and others while on the road.

Where are sleep studies held?
Level 3 Sleep studies are completed in the comfort of your own home so you can rest assured you’ll still have a good night’s sleep.

How long will it take?
The visit to Sleep Therapeutics to get set up for your sleep study will only take 30-60 minutes. Once you take home your sleep testing device, it will take about 10 minutes to set up and then you sleep as normal.

What happens in the morning?
Your study will end when you wake up and turn off the device. You will then return your device to Sleep Therapeutics as early as possible.

How long will it take to get my results?
On average, results take approximately two weeks and will be sent to your physician, who prescribed the study. Your doctor will contact you to review the results, discuss if a diagnosis has been made, and determine if therapy is needed.

Will the cost of my Sleep Study be covered?
Yes, we cover the cost of your sleep study.

How do I get an appointment?
Simply contact us. We suggest you speak with your doctor, however you do not need a referral to make an appointment with one of our highly-trained and experienced sleep therapists.

Can I try the CPAP treatment equipment? Is there a cost for a 30 day trial?
Yes. There is no cost to our clients for a 30 day trial of CPAP treatment equipment. If you are not happy with treatment program, simply contact us and speak with your sleep therapist. We are happy to discuss alternatives, modifications, and other solutions that might work better for you.

Is there a cost for follow up appointments?
We conduct regular, no-cost follow-up appointments with our clients. This ongoing support helps to ensure you continue to receive the best possible results from your treatment program.

Is the cost of the CPAP treatment equipment covered by health care?
Health Care does not cover the cost of the CPAP treatment equipment. However, most private health insurance will cover significant portions of the equipment costs. Contact us to find out more about your private health insurance coverage. We have the experience in working with most private health insurers and can contact them on your behalf.

How much do Private Insurance companies usually cover?
Most private insurance companies will cover 70-100% of the cost of CPAP equipment. However, we recommend that you contact us before you proceed. We have experience working with most insurance companies and we are happy to answer most of your questions regarding coverage.

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