I Need a Fast Sleep Study. How Can I Get a Sleep Apnea Test More Quickly?

Joseph Krainin

 

In many areas of the country and in several healthcare systems, sleep medicine is an underserved specialty meaning that there are not enough sleep labs and sleep doctors to care for the population. This problem is more acute in several urban and rural districts as well as the Veterans Health Affairs (VA) and Indian Health Services (IHS) systems. I’ve heard from many patients who’s local sleep center told them that they could not get in for a study for at least two months. This problem is typically even worse for pediatric sleep studies as the sleep center staff needs special training and expertise to conduct them; therefore, not every sleep center offers this service. It's not uncommon to have to wait three months or more to see a pediatric sleep specialist or have a pediatric sleep study.

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Need a Sleep Study for Insurance? Here's What You Need to Know.

Joseph Krainin
 We commonly see, "I need a sleep study for insurance," on the home sleep apnea test order forms that we receive. What is behind this seemingly unusual request from your life insurance company?

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How Do I Get A New CPAP Machine?

Joseph Krainin

Common Reasons To Get A New CPAP Machine

There are several typical scenarios where CPAP users often consult with me to get a new CPAP machine:

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DreamStation Go Product Review

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If you’re looking for a second machine for travel or as a backup for your primary machine, the Dreamstation Go is a strong contender...

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Common Sleep Apnea Questions Answered

Joseph Krainin

1) What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a chronic problem with breathing in your sleep. There are two fundamental types of sleep apnea, obstructive and central...

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Nasal Pillows Review

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Here's a quick review of all the essentials that you need to know about nasal pillows masks, including the latest models available from five major players in the CPAP equipment industry.

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Magnetic Therapy for Sleep Apnea

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A recent news report out of the Bay Area announced that a clinical trial of the Magnetic Apnea Prevention (MAGNAP) device for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment has begun at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. The initial response to this report indicates that there is an incredible amount of interest from the sleep apnea community in this potential alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea. But...

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What is 'AHI' on a Sleep Apnea Test?

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Of all the numbers on your sleep apnea test report, the AHI is the most important. On some sleep study reports, you will see the terms "RDI" or "REI" in place of AHI. But what does AHI mean and what's the difference between AHI, RDI, and REI?

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5 Ways to Fall in Love with Your PAP Machine

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So, you got the results of your sleep study and they say you have pretty bad sleep apnea. Now what? They want you to use a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) device with a mask when you sleep, but you say, “No way!” You’ve probably been going along pretty well all these years without sleeping with a mask on your face, so why start now? In this blog, I propose 5 steps to have a successful relationship with your PAP.

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Sleep Apnea ICD 10

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At Singular Sleep, many of our patients have high-deductible health plans with or without health care spending accounts (HSA) or flexible spending accounts (FSA). These patients often find that they can save a lot of money and time by using us to get a sleep apnea test, consult with our sleep doctor, and purchase CPAP and BPAP products. But..

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