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Can I order my own sleep study?

Can I order my own sleep study?

Your primary care physician or a physician at a sleep clinic can order it to be taken home.

Is there a home sleep test for sleep apnea?

Qualified patients can participate in a home sleep test, which offers a more comfortable, convenient and cost-effective option for sleep apnea patients. How you move forward should be determined in partnership with a doctor who has experience treating sleep apnea patients. Is CPAP Treatment My Only Option?

How long does it take to get sleep apnea diagnosis?

Usually, you wear the home sleep test equipment for one to two nights. A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be made during this period of time. Are home sleep tests uncomfortable or painful?

Do you have to have insurance for sleep apnea test?

The cost is usually covered by most insurance companies. However, the patient must have the symptoms and meet “medical necessity” for an at-home sleep apnea test. Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and most other insurance companies cover home sleep testing for sleep apnea.

How to know if you are at risk for sleep apnea?

Use your total points out of 20, displayed at the top of the quiz when you submit your answers. 9 or more points — You have a high risk of developing sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. For information about testing options, seek advice from your health care provider or call a Norton Sleep Center. Find your nearest Norton Sleep Center

How is a sleep study used to diagnose sleep apnea?

When you were initially diagnosed with sleep apnea, it’s likely that you participated in a polysonogram, or sleep study. A sleep study has multiple-components; the test records your physical and biological activities while you sleep, and the results are electronically transmitted to the sleep specialist for review.

How much does a sleep apnea test cost?

Without insurance, the cost a home sleep apnea test can vary between $150 and $500 depending on your testing provider. You’ll want to do lots of research to ensure you are using a reliable provider who will get you the results you need.

Can a doctor order an at home sleep apnea test?

If it is, your doctor will order the at-home sleep apnea test for you. Some websites offer the testing kit as an over-the-counter device, but you should always get it approved by your physician. This is especially true if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any medication.

Is the sleep apnea test covered by Medicare?

Sleep apnea testing is covered by Medicare as well as insurance companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna. Be sure to check with your insurance provider before ordering your sleep test. While insurance does typically cover testing and, occasionally, treatments, ApneaMed does not work with insurances directly.