A: PSG: $2,200.00, patient cost with 80/20 plan is $200-300. Titration: $2,400.00, patient cost with 80/20 plan is $250-350. It is best to contact your insurance company to determine your coverage. Most will cover a portion of sleep related disorders, but it does vary from plan to plan.
A: Wear comfortable clothes, and take all medications as usual. It will take one hour for the technician to apply leads that will measure brain waves, oxygen levels and muscular movements during sleep. You will be allowed to go to bed or read/watch TV until you are ready for bed. The technician will wake you up between 6 and 7 AM, unless otherwise stated.
A: CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a machine and a mask worn while sleeping by patients that have sleep apnea. It prevents apnea or obstructions by applying air pressure to your airways.
A: Depending on the severity of your obstruction the CPAP is one of three options. For mild or moderate cases you also have the possibility of cure with surgery or an oral appliance made by your dentist.
A: A PSH is a diagnostic test to determine disorders like apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, etc. While a titration study is done for patients that are using a CPAP to determine what air pressure the machine should be set at to overcome the obstructions.
A: The Sleep Institute provides experts in equipment who will help with any problems you are having with your equipment; in rare cases if all problems cannot be resolved, we will consult with you on further options.